Marywood University’s Social Sciences Department to Host Guest Presenter for Constitution Day


SCRANTON, PA (August 31, 2016)—Marywood University’s social sciences department will host a talk by historian Dr. Cassandra Good in commemoration of Constitution Day, on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 7 p.m., in the McGowan Community Room, which is located in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life at Marywood. Dr. Good will be presenting on her book, Founding Friendships:  Friendships between Men and Women in the Early American Republic.


Dr. Good is an assistant professor of history, as well as an associate editor of The Papers of James Monroe, at the University of Mary Washington. Her first monograph, Founding Friendships:  Friendship between Men and Women in America’s Founding Era, 1780-1830 (Oxford University Press, 2015), won the 2016 Organization of American Historians Mary Jurich Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women’s and/or Gender History. She also served as assistant editor for The Papers of James Monroe, Volume 5: 1803-1811, ed. Daniel Preston (ABC-Clio: September 2014).


Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 brave men on September 17, 1787. For additional information on Constitution Day at Marywood University, contact Adam Shprintzen, assistant professor in the social sciences department at Marywood University, at