Date Thesis Awarded
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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
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.
Payer, Tessa, "A Space of Their Own: Women's Political Involvement in 1790s United States Capitals" (2020). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 1442.
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