Gender, Celebration, and Politics: American Women Celebrating the French Revolution
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This paper is the product of the toughest seminar class I took in my time at Goucher. I have always been drawn to the stories in history that have not traditionally been told, so I was fascinated by the role of women in early American politics. These women did far more than sew flags and raise sons; they were an integral part of the battle for control of the new nation’s political symbols and culture. Yet women still did not receive even the right to vote until more than one hundred years later. I wanted to explore both women’s participation in politics and the limits to their political power during the crucial early years of America’s history.