Women's Rights, Family Values, and the Polarization of American Political Culture
This week on dialogue host John Milewski is joined by Sonya Michel and Marjorie Spruill for a discussion on Spruill's current project at the Wilson Center. Spruill focuses on the transformation of American political culture in the 1970s and the origins of the highly partisan, deeply polarized political climate we now inhabit. Her upcoming book examines the great debates of the decade over women's rights and how social roles played a crucial and largely unrecognized role in these developments. Sonya Michel is director of the Woodrow Wilson Center's United States Studies program. Marjorie Spruill is a Wilson Center Fellow and a Professor of History at the University of South Carolina.