Discourse on Protest and Reform in 19th-century Women's Writing
Women's and Gender Studies / Cultural Studies and Media Studies
Chair: Nilgun Anadolu-Okur (Temple University)
As stones and shattered glass landed on the platform in Pennsylvania Hall on May 17, 1838, a newly-wed Angelina Grimké Weld bravely exclaimed, "Women of Philadelphia! Allow me as a Southern woman, with much attachment to the land of my birth, to entreat you to come up to this work…let me urge you to petition." This roundtable contributes to our understanding of women's leadership
Papers on the following authors are also invited: Frances Ellen Watkins-Harper, Maria Stewart, Harriet Beecher Stowe and other authors.