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Teenage Girls: A New Phenomenon? A Short History of Adolescent Girlhood in America

Friday, October 08, 2004
1:00 PM

 

Renée Sentilles, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
Case Western Reserve University

Baker-Nord Center (206 Clark Hall)

In the mid-nineteenth century changes in American life led to changing expectations for the girls we now define as “adolescents.” This talk addressed how changes in American society turned young ladies into teenage “girls.”

This lecture was the first of a three-part public lecture series on “Girls and Girlhood” sponsored by the Schubert Center for Child Studies, the Baker-NordCenter for the Humanities, and the Case Center for Women. Click here for a list of all three topics and speakers in this series.

For more information, contact the Schubert Center.

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