Browse Exhibits (3 total)

Trinity College and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918

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This exhibit details some key excerpts from Trinity College's history during the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and examines how the pandemic was treated by College officials and student publications such as the campus newspaper, the Trinity Tripod.

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Celebrate the Trinity Class of 1970!

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This exhibit brings together documents and images which demonstrate the lives and times of the Trinity College Class of 1970 and virtually celebrates its 50th Reunion.

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"Taking the Trade": Abortion in America from the Colonies to Criminalization

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Abortion has been practiced since antiquity. And for just as long, people have held differing views on its morality. Nevertheless, for much of human history at least some forms of abortion have been socially tolerated. It is only relatively recently that societies have made efforts to criminalize the practice.

This exhibit explores the history of the practice of abortion in America before its criminalization in the 19th century, a period of more than 200 years when abortion was left to the judgment of women rather than to the decisions of legislators. How this transformation in the understanding of abortion occurred is complex and the subject of continuing scholarly debate. Our hope is that the material in this exhibit will stimulate deeper thinking and discussion about the factors that led to an increase in the social control of women’s reproductive decisions.