"We Cannot Be Tame Spectators": Three Centuries of Virginia Women's History
Cindy Kierner, professor of history at George Mason University, will speak about Virginia women, including those who have made history that is both important and inspiring. As entrepreneurs and laborers, wives and mothers, educators and reformers, women—both famous and lesser-known—have influenced the course of history in the Old Dominion. Dr. Kierner is the co-author of Changing History: Virginia Women Through Four Centuries (with Jennifer R. Loux and Megan Taylor Shockley). This engaging narrative reveals a history of Virginia women whose rights and choices have increased over time: enslaved women became free; wives became property-owners; women of all races attained greater access to education, suffrage, and other basic civil rights. Progress has not always been steady and improvements have varied by class, race, and region. Virginia's women have created an evocative legacy. Dr. Kierner will share their stories. Kierner is Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer and past president of the Southern Association for Women Historians (SAWH). She has served on the editorial boards of theJournal of Southern History, the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the North Carolina Historical Review, and the University of Virginia Press. Her research has received support from the American Historical Association, American Antiquarian Society, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, the Virginia Historical Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the International Center for Jefferson Studies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Start:May 22, 2019
- End:May 22, 2019
- Where:Alexandria Historical Society, 201 South Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia, United States, 22314
- Event Type: Other
- Ticket Price:N/A