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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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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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Would Women Vote?

In 1888 a miniscule number of American women had the right to vote.  Opponents of woman suffrage repeatedly argued that women didn’t want the vote.  The popular journalist Grace Greenwood, was curious – “Would women vote if they could?  She … Continue reading

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Seneca Falls

In 1993, driving to attend the dedication of the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights National Park, I was so excited to see a prominent historical marker honoring women that I pulled over, got out of the car, and took a picture. … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

According to the subheadline in today’s “The Record,” former NJ governor Thomas Kean “says he may not vote.” Not voting is an unthinkable act for me, regardless of the choices. In 1883 Elizabeth Cady Stanton was on board a ship … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony’s “inexpressible pleasure”

Today–Dec. 10th–in 1869 legislators in the territory of Wyoming passed a bill granting women the right to vote.  Susan B. Anthony was in the gallery of the U. S. House of Representatives during the debate about whether or not to … Continue reading

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Suffrage Parade

While driving to Washington, DC, tomorrow for the Centennial Grand Suffrage Parade, I plan to tell Sophie the day-by-day story of “General” Rosalie Jones and her band of pilgrims who hiked from Newark, NJ to DC to participate in the  … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony

Today marks the birth of Clarinda Howard Nichols in 1810, whom Susan B. Anthony hailed as a “large-hearted, brave, faithful woman” to whom the “women of Kansas are indebted for many civil rights they have as yet been too apathetic … Continue reading

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