Teaching American History

November 16th–Symposium III: Dr. Wendy Venet presents “From Abolition to Women’s Suffrage”

Dr. Wendy Venet of Georgia State University will present our program on nineteenth century women’s  role in American society and their attempts to fully participate in American citizenship. Georgia State University says:

“Professor Venet specializes in Nineteenth Century U.S. history. Her undergraduate courses include Civil War/Reconstruction and American women’s history. She offers graduate seminars focusing on the Civil War era, biography and history, and American women’s history. Her most recent publication is the edited work, Sam Richards’s Civil War Diary: A Chronicle of the Atlanta Home Front (2009). She is the author of two monographs. was published in 2005 and Neither Ballots nor Bullets: Women Abolitionists and the Civil War, in 1991. She is co-editor of two collections, Union in Crisis (2003) and Midwestern Women: Work, Community, and Leadership at the Crossroads (1997). She assisted with The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, volume 16, edited by John Y. Simon (1988). As an Advisory Board member, she helped to conceptualize exhibits for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library in Springfield, Illinois, which opened in 2005. ”

Materials including primary sources to preview: Combined Womens Suffrage Docs

and Baker: Domestication of Politics

WomanSuffrage – Venet PowerPoint

Meet at Sprayberry High School, Room 122

5:00 P. M. until 8:00 P.M.



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