FDU Recognizes Women's History Month

Author Jan Lewis to Speak

Madison, NJ - March 1, 2004 - In recognition of Women’s History Month, “Women and the Constitution” is the subject of a lecture by Rutgers (Newark) professor of history Jan E. Lewis, on Monday, March 21, at 12:45 p.m.

The public is invited to this free lecture, which will be held in Lenfell Hall, The Mansion, on the College at Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Dr. Lewis is chair of the department of history at Rutgers University, Newark. She is the author of The Pursuit of Happiness: Family and Values in Jefferson’s Virginia,” (New York; Cambridge University Press, 1983), and co-author of “Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: History, Memory and Civic Culture. (Charlottesville: University Press of Vcirginia, 1999).”

Her article, “The Republican Wife,” which first appeared in the William and Mary Quarterly in 1987, is widely read and assigned in women’s history and studies courses. In this article, she emphasized that though women were officially and explicitly left out of politics in the New Republic, as nurturers of present and future citizens they held elevated stature.

For more information, contact Diane Sommerville, director of Women’s Studies, at 973-443-8387.

College at Florham

Lillian S. Lukac

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