Brown Bag Career Activists: Women’s Organization and Social Reform in New England, 1830-1890 15 January 2020.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Kathryn Angelica, University of Connecticut

This talk looks at the evolution of women’s organizations throughout the nineteenth century in New England, focusing on “career activists.” These women negotiated between public and private spheres while leading lives defined by their activism. The project examines the political implications of social reform and questions both the narrative of the two-dimensional benevolent woman and that of sporadic, passion-fueled benevolence.