How have the conditions we associate with "intimate life," matters of sex, sexuality, marriage, and more, been subject to state power in the twentieth-century United States? This three-part lectures series features historians whose research addresses such questions in the context of a post-slavery nation in which race also structured state rules governing intimate life.
February 18, 4:00 PM, Hillel Meeting Room
Kali Gross (University of Texas), "Why Hannah Mary Tabbs Matters: Race, Sex, and Violence in Post-Emancipation America"
March 14, 12:00 PM, Hillel Meeting Room
Grace Peña Delgado (University of California, Santa Cruz), "Border Intimacies: Prostitution, Sexual Policing, and the Early Mann Act, 1903-1917"
March 24, 4:00 PM, Science Center, 3rd FL, SciLi
Martin Summers (Boston College), " 'A Maze of Unintelligibility': Psychotherapy and African American Patients at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, 1900-1940"
Sponsored by: Department of History and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America