Kimberly Hamlin, Free Thinker

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Zoom Event

Kimberly A. Hamlin presenting Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

LOCATION: Virtual Event Hosted on ZOOM & Facebook Live


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Free Thinker is the first biography of Helen Hamilton Gardener, who died as the highest-ranking woman in federal government and a national symbol of female citizenship. Hamlin exposes the racism that underpinned the women's suffrage movement and the contradictions of Gardener's politics. Her life sheds new light on why it was not until the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that the Nineteenth Amendment became a reality for all women.

Celebrated in her own time but lost to history in ours, Gardener was hailed as the "Harriet Beecher Stowe of Fallen Women." Free Thinker is the story of a woman whose struggles, both personal and political, resound in today's fight for gender and sexual equity.

Kimberly A. Hamlin teaches American studies at Miami University of Ohio and contributes to the "Made by History" series in the Washington Post and to other popular media.

Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener By Kimberly A. Hamlin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324004974
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 17th, 2020

From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America By Kimberly A. Hamlin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226324777
Published: University of Chicago Press - September 11th, 2015

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