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March 17, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Jones Library
43 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Secret History of Wonder Woman
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Book Discussion of "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" - On the Same Page Amherst

Saturday, March 17, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for an in-depth discussion of our selected title as well as some hands-on history, led by a Jones Library librarian and Dr. Laura Lovett, a scholar from the Valley Women's History Collaborative. All are welcome.

About the scholar:
Laura Lovett is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She specializes in twentieth century U.S. women's history, with special interests in the histories of childhood, youth movements, and the family. She explores generational dialogues concerning gender roles and the place of children in the women's movement in a new collection of history written for the public, When We Were Free To Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made, co-edited with Lori Rotskoff and published by the University of North Carolina Press in November 2012. Her first book revealed the unacknowledged legacy of eugenics in a range of reforms regarding populism, irrigation, conservation, and housing, which indirectly or directly promoted selective reproduction. Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction and the Family in the United States, 1890-1930, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2007.

About On the Same Page - Amherst: The 2018 On the Same Page community reading program features the nonfiction title The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore. The entire Amherst community is invited to read the book and participate in the related programs. A variety of programs are being offered to enrich the reading experience of this best-selling title and to encourage dialog about the themes the book presents, particularly feminism, comic books, and superheroes like Wonder Woman herself.

On the Same Page - Amherst is sponsored by the Friends of the Jones Libraries and the Woodbury Fund, with additional support from Greenfield Savings Bank.