Freedman 2014 Violence

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Speaker: Estelle B. Freedman

Title: Sexual Violence and Citizenship

Subtitle: Rape Reform in American History

Institution: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Place: Cambridge, MA

Date: March 24, 2014

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | U.S. History



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Speaker: Estelle Freedman, Department of History, Stanford UniversityWikipedia

Abstract: »Estelle B. Freedman argues that rape has contributed to the construction of citizenship throughout American history and that aspiring citizens have repeatedly tried to redefine rape. Her talk will highlight the mixed results of efforts by early women’s rights and racial justice advocates to undermine coverture and white supremacy through rape reform, as well as the early 20th-century classification of certain immigrant and gay men as sexual threats to children.« (Source: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study)


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