Fellows' Presentation

Grand Old Women and Modern Girls

Generational and Racial Conflict in the US Women's Rights Movement, 1870–1920
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Corinne T. Field RI '19

Free and open to the public.


While at Radcliffe, Corinne T. Field will draw on the collections of the Schlesinger Library to explore the history of generational conflict among woman suffragists. She will place suffragists’ understandings of age within a broader context—particularly the spread of evolutionary social science, the rise of Jim Crow, and debates over what the nation owed veterans of the Civil War—in order to explain how a faction of younger, white suffragists gained power by entrenching both age and racial segregation in their organizations.