Lecture by Sarah Pearsall (Cambridge) | Violent Passions: Polygamy and Power in Early America

Sarah Pearsall is University Senior Lecturer in the History of Early America and the Atlantic World at Cambridge University. Her scholarship probes the intersections of gender, households, and sexuality with the development, maintenance, and end of colonies in a North Atlantic world. Her articles have appeared in Gender & History, the William & Mary Quarterly, the American Historical Review, and many other venues. She is the author of Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century (Oxford, 2008). Her lecture will be drawn from the book she's currently finishing for Yale University Press, about controversies surrounding plural unions in early North America.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Constituencies: 
All Welcome
Location: 
3335 Dwinelle Hall