Date Thesis Awarded

4-2020

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

History

Advisor

Julie Richter

Committee Members

Patricia Wesp

Abby Schreiber

Abstract

This thesis explores women’s political involvement in 1790s United States capitals through their use of space. First exploring the parlor and dining room, then the bedroom, and finally spaces outside the home, the various ways women engaged with politics, visualized American identity, and redefined their role during this formative period are exposed. Though women may not have had the vote in the 1790s, this thesis shows that they were still political actors, incredibly important to the development of the United States.

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