MHS Calendar of Events

Exhibition

Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country

Massachusetts Women in WWI. 12 June 2014 to 24 January 2015

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Brown Bag Women, Power, and Litigation in the English Atlantic World, 1630-1700 6 August 2012.Monday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM this event is free Lindsay Moore, Boston University

Moore's project adopts a comparative, transatlantic approach to explore how female litigants in England and early colonial America used the law courts to protect their rights to property. Based on a study of over 3,000 court cases, Moore's work shows that women were independent and self-directed legal layers, and that these women challenged ideas of hierarchy and subordination by initiating litigation before the courts.

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