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Chambers, Lee Virginia Professor


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  • Dr. Chamber's research interests cover three temporal periods and three topical areas: American women's history (singlehood, siblicity, and social activism) from 1790-1860; the workings of gender and the family in the Early Republic and Antebellum Periods (U.S. 1780-1845), and the Cold War in America (1947-1974). A book manuscript on the cultural construction of political womanhood in antebellum America with a focus on Boston abolitionist Maria Weston Chapman (1806-1885) is underway. Research continues on the family and community life of Los Alamos, N.M. during the Cold War, 1947-1984.


  • Social history of the family, Cultural ideals of femininity and masculinity, women's public activism, and American history from 1790 to 1860


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