Book discussion of The Camp Fire Girls with Helgren and Alexander

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  • Please join us for University of the Pacific's Gender Studies Spring Colloquium: Dr. Jennifer Helgren, Professor of History at University of the Pacific, and Dr. Kristine Alexander, Associate Professor of History at University of Lethbridge and author of Guiding Modern Girls: Girlhood, Empire, and Internationalism in the 1920s and 1930s will discuss Dr. Helgren’s new book: The Camp Fire Girls: Gender, Race, And American Girlhood, 1910–1980. 
  • Summary: In the 1910s, progressive reformers created a national girls’ organization–the Camp Fire Girls–to combat what they believed to be a crisis in girls’ education. Helgren traces the changing meanings of girls’ citizenship in the shifting social and cultural contexts of the twentieth century, using the organization’s history to explore critical intersections of gender, race, class, nation, and disability.
  • On Zoom:
  • Feb. 14 at 1pm (Pacific)
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