Abstract: Numerous state-prescribed privileges as well as responsibilities differentiate married couples from other individuals in the United States. At present, when the adult population is divided about half and half between these two categories, differences in marital status tend to mirror other inequalities in American society. Professor Cott’s talk will offer historical
James A. Moffett '29 Lectures in Ethics
The Moffett Lecture Series aims to foster reflection about moral issues in public life, broadly construed, at either a theoretical or a practical level, and in the history of thought about these issues. The series is made possible by a gift from the Whitehall Foundation in honor of James A. Moffett ’29.