Frontier Feminists

Code: LH21004

Dates: October 22, 2019

Meets: 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Course Fee: $45.00

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Women in 18th-century America are usually seen as powerless and pushed to the margins of decision making. Discover three women who found their voices to rise above their circumstances during very difficult times. Marie Chouteau built a family dynasty by shrewdly using French-American laws which empowered widows to inherit. Elizabeth Freeman, an African-American slave successfully challenged the legality of slavery, and in so doing, put one of the first “nails in the coffin” of slavery. Molly Brant, an Iroquois, who was a champion of her people, inspired women to write the documents that launched the struggle for women’s rights in early America.
Fee: $45.00

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Jeff Heller

Jeff Heller, Historical Novelist Studied history, government and economics at Georgetown University. Jeff specializes in Colonial-era Canada. He has presented at cultural festivals, night schools, book clubs and libraries throughout the Northeast US.