This program will be a discussion focused on women in industry in the 18th and early 19th centuries by Amanda Doggett. She will also cover challenges facing women in traditional industries today, as well as the difficulties of researching women’s history in general.
Amanda Doggett is an Apprentice Joiner at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her research focus outside of traditional woodworking includes women’s industrial history, the African and African-Virginian experience in Virginia, as well as gender and sexual history. Amanda is a Certified Interpretive Guide with the National Association of Interpretation and passionate about inclusive and dynamic public history. In her free time, Amanda enjoys running and spending time with her coonhound Chuck.