Lecture at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia
Technology of Colonial Birth Control
Join us on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 5:30pm in the Helen McClelland Conference Room for our second lecture in our exhibition lecture series. Dr. Susan E. Klepp, (Temple University) will discuss the Technology of Colonial Birth Control. Long before Margaret Sanger and Emma Goldman openly taught women about diaphragms, women turned to other methods of reducing births. The most common methods involved various medicinal plants. In the 18th and 19th centuries American women combined the pharmaceutical practices of Europe, native America and Africa in their attempts to control childbearing.
Susan Klepp is Professor of Colonial American and American Women’s History at Temple University. She has twice been awarded Andrew W. Mellon fellowships, and is past president of the Pennsylvania Historical Association. She is Chair of the Executive Council and the Advisory Council of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, serves on fellowship committees for several institutions, including the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Library Company of Philadelphia, and as Director of the Bibliography of Pennsylvania History Project. She is the author of numerous books, including her latest, Revolutionary Conceptions: Women, Fertility and Family Limitation in America, 1760-1820 (University of North Carolina Press, 2009).
This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP by June 6, 2011 to Stacey Peeples at 215-829-5434 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pennsylvania Hospital is located at 800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
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