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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Women's Friendships from 1700 to 1800

This study is an exploration of women’s relationships with each other between 1700 and 1800 which are characterized as erotic or sociosensual friendships. There is a close examination of the implications of these relationships to women’s family lives, education choices and their eventual marriages to men. This paper focuses primarily on white, upper-middle class women in the United States and combines sources such as diaries, letters and books that synthesize relevant primary sources.

Presenter: Hilarie Dahl (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Women and Gender Studies
Location: 217 Hartwell
Time: 11:15 am (Session II)