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      Tuesday Talk— Carving Consent, Crafting Confinement: The Busk as a Token of Love, Acceptance, and Female Agency in Early America in Washington


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      December 10, 2019

      Tuesday  12:00 PM

      1776 D Street NW
      Washington, District of Columbia 20006

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      Tuesday Talk— Carving Consent, Crafting Confinement: The Busk as a Token of Love, Acceptance, and Female Agency in Early America

      Women of eighteenth-century British America were confined and complexly bound by stays and busks. Join Dr. Cynthia Chin as she discusses busks in early America — flat, stiff, oblong objects that were slipped inside the front of a woman’s stays — and how these small, often overlooked objects were powerful yet private communicative tools of fashionableness, sensuality, sentimentality — and also political statements. Speaker: Dr. Cynthia E. Chin, Georgetown University

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