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  • Center for American War Letters
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    Center for American War Letters

    Lauren Menges and Rand Boyd gave a tour of Chapman University's Center for American War Letters and showed some of the letters written by service men and women from several American conflicts. The collection includes letters from the Revolutionary war through the war in Afghanistan.

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  • Discussion on Women and Power
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    Discussion on Women and Power

    Panel Discussion on Women and Power

    Panelists talked about powerful American women such as Catherine Beecher, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Shirley Chisholm, and Angela Davis. Participants included Cindy Lobel, author of Catharine Beecher: The Paradoxes of Gender in the Nineteenth Century, Lara Vapnek, author of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Modern American Revolutionary, Barbara Winslow, author of Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change and Robyn Spencer, author of Angela Davis: Radical Icon.

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  • Revolutionary Women
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    Revolutionary Women

    The panelists said that all three women contributed to the intellectual life of the American Revolution.

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  • emDefiant Bridesem
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    Defiant Brides

    Nancy Rubin Stuart talked about her book, Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married, in which she recounts the lives of Peggy Shippen and Lucy Flucker.

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  • American History TV Women in the Revolutionary War
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    Radio: American History TV: Women in the Revolutionary War

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  • emThe Price of Libertyem
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    The Price of Liberty

    A short film titled, The Price of Liberty extolled the value of the contributions of women to America's Armed Forces. Footage was shown of women in service throughout America's wars, including re-enactments of the American Revolutionary and Civil Wars.

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  • Women and the Founding of America
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    Women and the Founding of America

    While the Founding Fathers often get all of the credit for the creation of America - without the encouragement and work of many women things may have ended up differently. Next, George Mason University History Professor Rosemarie Zagarri examines the important role that women played in generating support for the revolutionary war and how their involvement helped pave the way for a greater political identity for women within the new nation.

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  • Reproduction in Colonial America
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    Reproduction in Colonial America

    Susan Klepp talked about her book, Revolutionary Conceptions: Women, Fertility and Family Limitation in America (The University of North Carolina Press, 2009). While Colonial American women were unable to own property, they were able to exert influence over family affairs. Women in this era began to redefine the role of "motherhood," particularly on the issue of family planning.

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  • emFollowing the Drumem
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    Following the Drum

    Loane talked about her book, Following the Drum: Women at the Valley Forge Encampment. In a book based on a decade of research, she describes some of the women who lived in the encampment with the Continental Army at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, during the winter of 1777-78, the circumstances that brought them there, and their role in the camp.

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  • Religion Panel
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    Religion Panel

    The authors were: Malaika Adero (moderator), Up South: Stories, Studies, and Letters of This Century's African American Migrations, (The New Press); Obery Hendricks, The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus' Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted (Doubleday); and Marta Moreno Vega, The Altar of My Soul: The Living Traditions of Santeria.

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  • emPartisans and Redcoatsem
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    Partisans and Redcoats

    Professor Edgar believes that the Revolutionary War was a Civil War as well. ... In addition to recounting famous battles and key historical figures, Professor Edgar related the efforts of women, children, disabled and minority patriots during the British occupation.

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  • emRevolutionary Heartem
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    Revolutionary Heart

    Diane Eickhoff talked about her book, Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women's Rights, published by Quindaro Press.

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  • Iranian Culture and Society
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    Iranian Culture and Society

    Then a panel of four Iranian women who contributed to the book, moderated by Ms. ... Hakakian is the author of Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran.

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  • emFounding Mothersem
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    Founding Mothers

    Roberts spoke about her book, Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised the Nation, published by William Morrow Books. She discussed women of the Revolutionary generation, their roles in the Revolutionary War, the writing of the Constitution, and the politics of our early republic.

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  • emMeena Heroine of Afghanistanem
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    Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan

    Chavis talked about her book, Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan: The Martyr Who Founded RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, published by St. ... In the book, the author describes the influence of Meena on women's rights, and who was assassinated in 1987.

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  • President Jefferson and Women
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    President Jefferson and Women

    Adams, who is currently working on a book about Thomas Jefferson's time in France, talked about Jefferson's relationships with women during his time there between 1784 and 1789. Although he promised his dying wife he would never remarry, he had various types of relationships with women in the salon culture of pre-revolutionary France.

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    Res. 302, calling on the people of the United States to observe a National Moment of Remembrance to honor the men and women of the United States who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace, and the resolution was then agreed to. ... Res. 315, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the crimes and abuses committed against the people of Sierra Leone by the Revolutionary United Front.

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  • History of Women in the Military
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    History of Women in the Military

    General Vaught described the background of the military service of women. She stated that women started serving in the military during the revolutionary war. She talked about the difficulties women have faced when they have attempted to serve in the military. In the past women were denied the fringe benefits of actual military service, yet they were used by the military to perform certain duties. She gave many details of what women did during World War II about which few people know.

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  • emThe Making of Herceptinem
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    The Making of Herceptin

    Bazell spoke about his book Her-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast Cancer, published by Random House. The book addressed the research of the protein Her-2 that causes cancer cells to grow, the development of the drug Herceptin, and the stories of women who participated in the clinical trials of the drug.

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  • Abortion Rights Rally
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    Abortion Rights Rally

    Supporters of the right to a legal abortion held a rally to mark the 25th anniversary of the Supremeā€¦

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