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'Gender, Religion and Politics in the American Revolution' is Topic of March 21 Lecture

Posted: March 13, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — There is much more to women’s roles in the American Revolution than Abigail Adams’ personal challenges and her plea for better treatment from tyrannical husbands. This fascinating subject will be the basis for the talk, “Women on the Line: Gender, Religion and Politics in the American Revolution,” to be presented by author and college professor Judith Van Buskirk at Wilson College on March 21.

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DATE:
March 8, 2012
CONTACT: Rosie Magee, Chaplain
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3307
Email: rosie.magee@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — There is much more to women’s roles in the American Revolution than Abigail Adams’ personal challenges and her plea for better treatment from tyrannical husbands. The war made space for women to step out of their traditionally sanctioned roles, complicating gender expectations and the politics of resistance in the Revolution.

This fascinating subject will be the basis for the talk, “Women on the Line: Gender, Religion and Politics in the American Revolution,” to be presented by author and college professor Judith Van Buskirk at Wilson College on March 21. The free lecture, being presented as part of Women’s History Month, will be held at 4 p.m. in Laird Hall’s Patterson Lounge.

Van Buskirk is associate professor of history at SUNY (State University of New York) Cortland and the author of Generous Enemies: Patriots and Loyalists in Revolutionary New York. She is currently researching her next book, which focuses on African Americans in George Washington’s Army.

For more information, contact the Rev. Rosie Magee at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3307, or rosie.magee@wilson.edu.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 746 and includes 21 students from 10 foreign countries.

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Last Updated: March 13, 2012