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National History Day in Maine is a co-curricular academic program that fosters in-depth research and critical analysis skills for students in grades 6–12.
In this prerecorded Zoom interview, recent UMaine Honors College graduate Harley Rogers talks about her research experience at the Margaret Chase Smith Library.
For her Honors College thesis topic, recent UMaine graduate Harley Rogers chose Margaret Chase Smith, who represented Maine in Congress from 1940 to 1973. In “Female Political Campaigns: Just the Right Amount of Femininity,” Rogers examined the cultural constraints woman politicians like Senator Smith had to navigate to make their way in the male-dominated field of politics. As a corollary to her research on the “right amount of femininity,” Rogers also participated in the UMaine Recipe Research Collaborative and looked at how Senator Smith used food recipes to gain acceptance.
This event is part of Maine Impact Week programming.