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Palm Beach - Eric Morser Lecture


Skidmore - Palm Beach
Palm Beach - Eric Morser Lecture
Missing from the Picture: Women, the American Revolution, and the Making of a Nation
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Phillips Point Club, by The Breakers
777 South Flagler Drive, East Tower, Club Level, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Special $25 rate for Young Alumni (2004-2013)
Includes lecture and luncheon
Please register by March 5, 2014.
For questions, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 518-580-5610.

Join Skidmore Assistant Professor of History, Dr. Eric Morser, for an intriguing lecture. George Washington. Thomas Jefferson. John Adams. These are some of the names often imagined when thinking about the American Revolution. However, this imagined picture of the nation's founding is incomplete as it leaves out some of the most important characters in the story: women. This lecture will discuss a number of themes to complete that picture, including the vital role women played in colonial protests against British taxation, how women contributed to the Patriot cause on the battlefield, how they supported the troops at home, and how they kept households and businesses running in the absence of husbands and fathers. Additionally, how the rhetoric of revolution inspired many women to challenge traditional gendered expectations and imagine a new world of greater equality in the aftermath of war will also be examined. Ultimately, the presentation will investigate how the Revolution not only made a nation, but transformed how half that new nation's population understood who they were at the end of the eighteenth century.

Phillips Point Club, by The Breakers
777 South Flagler Drive
East Tower, Club Level
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 832-2424

I-95 to Phillips Point Club, Directions and Parking
•    Head East on Okeechobee from I-95. Turn left onto Flagler Drive. Turn left on Lakeview. Veer right into the valet ($5/vehicle).

•    Self-Parking is available in the parking garage located on the corner of Lakeview and Chase Street. The entrance is on Lakeview ($3.00 for the 1st Hour, $1.00 for each additional 20 minutes).

•    Street parking is located on Trinity Street. Heading west on Lakeview, turn right onto Olive Avenue. Turn right on Trinity Street (next block). Metered parking is available.
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