Lisa Tetrault: "When Women Won the Right to Vote: An American Fiction"
Lisa Tetrault, a leading historian at Carnegie Mellon University of the Women's Rights and Suffrage Movement in the Nineteeth Century, explores the myths associated with popular understandings of when, how, and why women initiated social movements for equal citizenship rights. Her book, The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898, traces the making of a story about the foundations of American feminism and interrogates that story's political purposes, both inside and outside the movement, and won the Organization of American Historians' women's history book prize. This event is part of the 2019-20 Hard Won Not Done events reflecting on the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage and the right to vote.
Free and open to all.
For more information, contact the University of Iowa History Department at (319) 335-2299.