LECTURE Founding Friendships: Friendships between Men and Women in the Early Republic

The question of whether friendships between men and women are possible was embedded in and debated as far back as the birth of the American nation. Many of the nation’s founding fathers had female friends but popular rhetoric held that these relationships were fraught with social danger, if not impossible. In this talk Good explore friendships between men and women which were quite common at a time when personal relationships were deeply political.

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