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Harper College: Bursting the Corset, 19th Century Women Who Defied Stereotypes
A corset illustrates the lives of many women in the 19th century: constrained and forced into an unnatural shape. But not all women lived in such a constricted way. This course introduces you to ten remarkable women: spies, suffragists, agitators, reformers; women like Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Van Lew, and Mother Jones, who moved out of tightly bound expectations and left an indelible mark on America.
*Presented in partnership with Harper College Lifelong Learning Institute.