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American attitudes toward aging are historically complex—especially when combined with ideas about femininity, marriage, motherhood, and women in the workplace. In a discussion that will highlight famous American women, from Dolley Madison to Eleanor Roosevelt to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, acclaimed New York Times columnist Gail Collins explores fluctuating perceptions of older women from the 17th to 20th centuries and their role in society throughout American history.
Gail Collins is a columnist for the New York Times and the author of No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History. Carol Berkin (moderator) is the author of numerous books on American history, including First Generations: Women in Colonial America.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
Through the generosity of Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the New-York Historical Society brings a wide array of extraordinary lectures and dynamic conversations to New York’s Upper West Side.