Traditional history, as it has often been taught, describes a world where men independently made America—they appear to have begat themselves, fed themselves, and generally lived lives without women. It is a history of the most powerful people experiencing events divorced from daily life. What insights can be gained from a history that shifts its focus to people and places more familiar: our homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces? Julie Hemming Savage, author of Women Making America, will share her insights into the relevance of women’s history and its power to enliven our lives and feed our souls by allowing us to see our families and ourselves as the creators of history.
Julie Hemming Savage