WRITER: JEREMY KRYT
CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
UI faculty member Linda Kerber reads from her new book at Prairie
Lights Sept. 22
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Linda Kerber, the May Brodbeck Professor of History
at the University of Iowa, will read from her new book, "No Constitutional
Right to Be Ladies," at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 in the Prairie Lights
bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. The reading is free
and open to the public.
Stan Katz, president emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies,
says Kerber's new book "makes a compelling case for a difficult proposition,
that women citizens need to think as much about their duties as their rights.
This is history as it ought to be written. Bravo!"
Reviewer Gerda Lerner writes, "Kerber's lucidity of thought, depth
of knowledge, mature and nuanced understanding of the complexities of citizenship
and gender, make this a must read."
Kerber is the author of many books, including "Women of the Republic"
and "Toward an Intellectual History of Women."
The reading will be broadcast live on radio stations WSUI AM 910 and
WOI AM 640 as part of the "Live From Prairie Lights" series.