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John Jay Homestead

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Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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February 2019

Scholars Lecture – The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fights to Win the Vote

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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$20 – $25
Elaine Weiss: The Woman's Hour

Thursday, February 21. Elaine Weiss, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. Weiss tells the gripping story of the climax of the fight to ratify the 19th Amendment, replete with heroism, skullduggery, and suspense, coordination and conflict with other reform movements, and leadership by individuals famous and less than famous. The book has been optioned by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, to become a movie or limited series. Weiss is also the author of Fruits of Victory: The…

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March 2019

Scholar’s Lecture – No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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$20 – $25
No Property in Man

Thursday, March 14. Sean Wilentz, No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding. Rather than presenting the Constitution as a cynical political bargain enshrining slavery in the new nation, Wilentz argues that it actually restricted slavery’s legitimacy, and kept alive the eventual possibility of antislavery politics at the national level. Wilentz is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton, author of seven other books and co-author or editor of many more, and the…

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