The World of Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony is without question one of the most important figures in both American history and in the history of the University of Rochester itself. Her connection with key nineteenth-century movements for abolition, temperance, and most crucially, women's suffrage are well known and the subject of much scholarly scrutiny. Anthony's status as a quasi-mythical figure, however, can often obscure the physical, material, and cultural world that shaped her life and her work. The project will focus attention on those worlds through a series of four guest speakers, spread across Spring 2013, who will bring those worlds to life and contextualize Anthony's actions.