Her Dangerous Voice: Gender Trouble and Public Outrage in American Women’s History

Lecture Description

In 1829 a social reformer named Frances Wright gave dozens of lectures to overflow audiences in cities up and down the East Coast, prompting scandalized newspaper accounts that sought to rouse public outrage about her oratory. The story of this scandalous public woman reveals an important moment in women’s history, and casts light more broadly on the gender politics of publicity for women in American culture that continues to have repercussions today.


Gender, Masculinity, Femininity Women's Rights, Activism, and Suffrage

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