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UI faculty member Linda Kerber reads from her new book at Prairie Lights Sept. 22

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Linda Kerber, the May Brodbeck Professor of History at the University of Iowa, will read from her new book, "No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies," at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. The reading is free and open to the public.

Stan Katz, president emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, says Kerber's new book "makes a compelling case for a difficult proposition, that women citizens need to think as much about their duties as their rights. This is history as it ought to be written. Bravo!"

Reviewer Gerda Lerner writes, "Kerber's lucidity of thought, depth of knowledge, mature and nuanced understanding of the complexities of citizenship and gender, make this a must read."

Kerber is the author of many books, including "Women of the Republic" and "Toward an Intellectual History of Women."

The reading will be broadcast live on radio stations WSUI AM 910 and WOI AM 640 as part of the "Live From Prairie Lights" series.