May 3, 1999 – Nancy Cott: “Marriage Fraud and Citizenship in U.S. Immigration Policy in the Early Twentieth Century”

Monday, May 3 | 4:00 pm | Oakes Mural Room

Nancy Cott, the Stanley Woodward Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, is currently a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Her many works on American women’s history include The Bonds of Womanhood: “Woman’s Sphere” in New England, 1780-1835 (1977; 2nd ed. 1997); The Grounding of Modern Feminism (1987); and A Woman Making History: Mary Ritter Beard Through Her Letters (1991). Her current project examines the history of marriage as a public institution in the United States, focusing on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.