Category Archives: Women’s History

An all-nighter with Susan B. Anthony

I’m working on a talk about how I get to “know” the historical people I write about. One way is doing research regarding experiences, descriptions, accounts from a contemporary of the person.  Here’s a telling account about an almost seventy-year-old … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Peace with Each Other

More of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s daughter Margaret’s observations of life with ECS & SBA at ECS’s home in Tenafly, NJ: “In the evening, with a bright wood fire on the hearth, they plot and plan, in their easy chairs, work … Continue reading

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Working Together: Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

So how Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony resolve disagreements during their intense collaboration on vol. 3 of the monumental “History of Woman Suffrage”? ECS’s daughter Margaret who was living with them at the time observed: “Susan is punctilious … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt

One more photo from Val-Kill, a wall display with words of wisdom from Eleanor Roosevelt:

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Linda and I spontaneously took off today on a women’s history road trip to Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Park, Hyde Park NY.  Displays were organized around ER as a Journalist, Activist, Diplomat, Party Leader, Educator, Grandmother.  We also found … Continue reading

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Mother of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day has a mother, a proper Victorian women, arguably one of most powerful magazine editors in the mid-1800s–Sarah Josepha Hale, a woman who was widowed and “left poor” shortly before the birth of her fifth child.  Of medium height … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony and St. Paul

Carolyn Cowles Richards turned ten years old today, Nov. 21st, in 1852 and decided to start her diary. Here’s an excerpt from the forthcoming second edition of “Girls: A History of Growing Up Female in America” about the day Susan … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony

In writing Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World, I was struck by their use of war language, also used by their co-workers and supporters. For example, here is a description of fifty-year-old Susan … Continue reading

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The Shirelles

Wow!  Last night Elizabeth Cady Stanton was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, a gala I attended with ECS’s great great granddaughter Coline Jenkins. Although thrilled that ECS was honored, I have to admit I was a bit … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Whole Story

Imagine that you were born in 1815. Now, you would be 199 years old. So would Elizabeth Cady Stanton who really was born in 1815, on Nov. 12th.  She had bright blue eyes and brown curly hair that eventually became … Continue reading

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