January 12, 2020 Founding Mothers
Elisabeth Eittreim, Ph.D.
Who are America’s “founding mothers”? Many people have a sense of the men who traditionally constitute the nation’s founding fathers, but fewer know or consider the mothers who birthed the nation. Thinking beyond the traditional heroines lauded in American history, Elisabeth M. Eittreim will share stories about people you may know (or think you know) as well as others foundational in building the nation.
A UUCMC member since 2014 (along with husband, Tom Harbison, and children – Cole, Benjamin, and Alice), Elisabeth received her doctorate in women’s and gender history in 2015. She teaches history at Rutgers University in Newark and women’s studies at Georgian Court University and recently published her first book, Teaching Empire: Native Americans, Filipinos, and US Imperial Education, 1879-1918.