Category Archives: Women’s History
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.
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
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
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
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
“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
FYI: My Letter to the Editor that appeared in The Record today, 8/3/2016.
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
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