Presentation Explores Women’s Military Training During the Gilded Age

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Weber State University’s Stewart Library will host “The American Eagle in Bloomers: Women and military training in the American West, 1870-1900,” presented by BYU-Idaho assistant history professor Andrea Radke-Moss.

The author of  “Bright Epoch: Women and Coeducation in the American West,” Radke-Moss will discuss the ways that military training at land grant colleges, allowed female students to explore one more area of traditionally male activity.

As Radke-Moss demonstrates, such activity not only gave women a way of challenging gender separation, but expanded their public, social and political influence in Gilded Age America.

Radke-Moss’ presentation will be held at noon on March 23 in the Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room.

The event is free to the public.

Radke-Moss’ visit is sponsored by Stewart Library, the Department of History, Women's Studies and the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.

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