Scholar to Address Plural Marriage and Women's Rights

OGDEN, Utah – In celebration of Women's History Month, Sarah Barringer Gordon, professor of law and of history at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on "Plural Marriage, Women's Rights and the Constitution in the 19th Century" at 4 p.m. March 3 in Weber State University's Stewart Library Special Collections.  

A noted scholar of American legal and religious history, Gordon is the recipient of a variety of prizes and fellowships. Her book, "The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America," was given the 2003 Best Book Award by the Mormon History Association. Recently a Fellow at the Center for Law & Public Affairs at Princeton University, Gordon currently directs the Penn Legal History Consortium.

Gordon's speech is sponsored by WSU's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Stewart Library and the WSU Department of History, and is free to the public.

For parking information, call 801-626-6975. For other information, call Susan Matt at 801-626-7325.
Contact:
Susan Matt, associate history professor
801-626-7325 • smatt@weber.edu