Lunchtime Lecture Series: William Seward’s “Mistake” in Santo Domingo

Apr 21st 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

The return of the SHM’s lunchtime series continues. If William Seward had his way, the Dominican Republic would be a U.S. state today. The Secretary of State, however, came up short. In this talk, Purdue University Professor Emeritus of History Robert E. May will explain what went wrong and introduce you to the audacious woman from Troy, New York who defied all nineteenth-century gender norms and tried to bend Seward and U.S. foreign policy to her own will. This event is free and open to the public.