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Sep 26, 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Powell Campus Center, Nevins Theater
Bergren Forum

Bergren Forum - "Nervous Men & their Confidants in the Gilded Age"

Mallory Szymanski

Hard-working American men in the late nineteenth century often felt hopeless about their future. Overworked and strained by the demands of their jobs, men feared they would never obtain the happy marriage and muscular body expected of the “Perfect Man.” This talk examines the ways men in the Gilded Age turned to their doctors to discuss distressing problems they were too embarrassed to admit elsewhere.
The Bergren Forum sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Provost’s Office will be meeting from 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 26 in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center.