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|
|Time:||11:15 am (Session II)|