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Book discussion to look at women in Georgia history

The editors of a new volume of essays about women’s role in Georgia history will speak Nov. 11 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

The talk, “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History: Georgia Women Shape the Twentieth Century,” will feature Kathleen Ann Clark, an associate professor of history at UGA, and Ann Short Chirhart of Indiana State University, who will discuss the collection Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times-Volume 2, at 3 p.m. in Room 285 of the Russell Special Collections Building.

“Women were leading actors in 20th century developments in Georgia, yet most histories minimize their contributions,” said Lisa Bayer, director of UGA Press, which published both collections. “The essays in the second volume of Georgia Women vividly portray a wide array of Georgia women who played an important role in the state’s history, from little-known Progressive Era activists to famous present-day figures such as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and former first lady Rosalynn Carter.”

A reception will follow the talk. The event is open free to the public. Copies of both volumes of essays will be available for purchase.

This event is part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival and is co-sponsored by the UGA Libraries and UGA Press.