Category Archives: Women’s History

Hillary

Banners, badges, buttons, balloons, posters, placards, ribbons, sashes, stamps, and trading cards were just a few of the items suffragists used in women’s worldwide fight for the vote. Onward into elective offices around the world.

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Epithets

Even when I’ve finished a book I keep an eye out for additional information: For example with my most recent book about Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, I keep a running record of epithets regarding women’s rights advocates. … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony

On campaigning: In 1896, seventy-six-year old Susan B. Anthony spent 8 months campaigning for a woman suffrage amendment in California. (It was defeated.) Here’s her biographer’s account: “There was scarcely a day, including Sundays, that she did not make from … Continue reading

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Irish Women of the South

My long-time, cherished friend, Mollie Hoben, the co-founder of BookWomenCenter for Feminist Reading, Minnesota Women’s Press, organizes and leads  stimulating, life-enhancing book trips,  “Reading on the Road,”  in the U.S. and abroad from Iceland to Oaxaca, Mexico, to Sedona, AZ, … Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Day

August 26th!! It’s Women’s Equality Day, established by Congress to celebrate the day in 1920 when the the Nineteenth Amendment was certified, thus officially added to the U.S. Constitution. The long, hard struggle against enormous resistance was over; women had … Continue reading

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Women at Work

“Women have always been productive and working people and this history has been hidden.” Lisa Unger Baskin, who devoted 45 years to collecting material documenting women at work. Many years ago I had the privilege of visiting Baskin’s home and … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony

FYI: My Letter to the Editor that appeared in The Record today, 8/3/2016.

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Gold Star Mothers

Several years ago, Linda and I happened upon a Gold Star Mothers Memorial in Yonkers, NY, a sad and sacred landmark. I thought about it while reading Ghazala Khan’s powerful op-ed in the Washington Post yesterday. There are also Gold … Continue reading

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Making History

FYI:  Talking with my son David this morning, who is in Florida with his family and leaving for Haiti tomorrow, about the historic nomination of Hillary Clinton last night, I asked what, if anything, he had said to Quinn and … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1887: “If all the heroic deeds of women recorded in history and our daily journals . . . have not yet convinced our opponents that women are possessed of the superior fighting quarter . . . … Continue reading

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