Remembering "Women of the Republic" with Linda Kerber

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This is the eleventh annual Robert C. Baron Lecture at the American Antiquarian Soicety. Each year the Baron lecture brings a distinguished AAS member who has written a seminal work of history to Antiquarian Hall to reflect on the book’s impact on scholarship and society in the years since its first appearance. This year Linda Kerber will discuss her 1980 book, Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America, which is a landmark study of American political thought and has transformed our understanding of the Revolutionary period.

Linda K. Kerber is May Brodbeck professor in liberal arts & sciences at the University of Iowa. She is the author of No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies: Women and the Obligations of Citizenship (1998), for which she was awarded the Littleton-Griswold Prize for the best book in U.S. legal history and the Joan Kelley Prize for the best book in women's history (both awarded by the American Historical Association). Among her other books are Toward an Intellectual History of Women (1997) and Federalists in Dissent: Imagery and Ideology in Jeffersonian America (1970). She is co-editor of U.S. History As Women's History (1995), and of the widely used anthology, Women's America: Refocusing the Past (2010).