"From Eve to Evolution: The Life of Antoinette Brown Blackwell"
March 13, 2016 (Sunday)
Featured Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Hamlin, Associate Professor of American Studies and History, Miami University
In the 1870s, long before women were advised to "Lean In," Antoinette Brown Blackwell published a book arguing that evolutionary science demonstrated that women were "equivalent" to men. As such, Blackwell suggested that women should be allowed to pursue professional pursuits just as men should be allowed to care for children, if they were so inclined. Blackwell was the first woman ordained a minister in the United States and the first women to publish a feminist response to evolutionary theory. She was also a fixture of the 19th-century women's rights movement-- in fact, she was the only woman present at the 1850 National Woman's Rights Convention who lived long enough to vote in the election of 1920. This talk explores Blackwell's fascinating life and reveals what was perhaps her most revolutionary argument: that women, including married women and mothers, should be encouraged to work outside the home and that husbands and workplaces needed to change in order to facilitate this shift.
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Semi-Colon Club: The Harriet Beecher Stowe House Book Club
During their time in Cincinnati, Harriet Beecher Stowe and her husband, Calvin Stowe, enjoyed sharing ideas and writing pieces for Cincinnati's Semi-Colon Club. Continue in this tradition by joining the Harriet Beecher Stowe House Book Club. All meetings take place at the house at 12 p.m.
Upcoming Books and Dates:
October 24, 2015
The Longest Raid of the Civil War by Lester V. Horwitz
February 27, 2016
Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years Free by Elizabeth Keckley
April 23, 2016
American Slavery as it is: Testimony of a Thousand Slaves by Theodore Weld
June 25, 2016
A Hairdresser's Experience in High Life by Eliza Potter
August 27, 2016
She Went to the Field by Bonnie Tsui
October 22, 2016
Cincinnati's Underground Railroad by Richard Cooper and Eric Jackson
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