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History Lecture on C-SPAN

UCR History Lecture Airs on C-SPAN

Catherine Allgor, a leading scholar on women in American political history, appears on the national cable TV program Nov. 6 and 7.

(November 3, 2010)

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Catherine Allgor

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A lecture by Catherine Allgor, professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, about the role of women in the American Revolution will air on C-SPAN3 at 4:55 p.m. and 8:55 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, and 9:55 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7.

C-SPAN 3 is streamed on the web and also available after the programs air for viewing or from the video library.

A C-SPAN crew visited Allgor’s “U.S. Women, Gender, and Sexuality” class on Oct. 12 to film the lecture, which addressed issues of coverture – the centuries-old legal doctrine that merged the identities of women with their husbands, leaving them unable to enter into contracts, own property or sign legal documents – and how colonial and early national women exercised a small but increasing amount of political and economic freedom.

Research about two American first ladies by Allgor is featured in a special collector’s edition of U.S. News & World Report. Allgor contributed significantly to entries about Louisa Adams and Dolley Madison in the newly released special edition, “America’s First Ladies.”

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