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#MenOfSuffrage Not a pin-up calendar--though maybe it should be. It's a guest post! Stay tuned for a terrific thread by Hélène Quanquin @HQuanquin about her new book on men in the American women's rights movement, 1830-1890. Her subtitle, Cumbersome…

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The 15th Amdt was ratified on Feb 3 1870. At @NYCBarAssn last night, I sat closer to the front than usual. I had never noticed this quote on the dais before & the date.👇 Related to local judicial corruption, not Reconstruction. But it struck me…

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A Dyke on Horseback ~ One more story from the 1912 New York City suffrage marches~ 🐴thread courtesy of @WendyLRouse Annie Rensselaer Tinker grew up swimming, sailing, and riding on her father’s Long Island estate. She rode astride, not side-saddle,…

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Guest post! Thrilled to welcome @shiram19 to tell us about the suffrage roots of an early Jewish sorority. Read on..On October 24, 1909, Helen Phillips invited 6 friends into her dorm room at Barnard College in NYC. While her friends commuted, she…

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Have you heard the story of the young legislator who was the hero of Tennessee’s ratification of the 19th Amendment? I’m not talking about Harry Burn. Harry Burn has gotten way more ink than he’s due. He was a young member of the Tenn. Assembly who…

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When exactly is the 19th Amendment anniversary? Was it ratified on August 18 or August 26? What’s the difference? Which should we observe?  Read on for answers. The 19th Amendment cleared Congress in June 1919, 41 years after it was introduced. This…

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Nation’s birthday party, 1876. Huge party planned. No women speaking. No women mentioned. So women stormed the stage. One of them was Sara Andrews Spencer. #July4 thread. The day before the event, Spencer hand-delivered a letter from…

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Hi, my name is Ezra, and I’m reviewing the book Finish the Fight, by Veronica Chambers and the staff of the New York Times.  Not all women could vote before 1920, when the 19th amendment was ratified. In 1848, the Seneca Falls convention happened in…

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The first time white women in the US took collective action, it was anonymous. Four women in Hartford, Conn. wrote a petition opposing the Indian Removal Act. They swore the printer to secrecy, and mailed the first batch of petitions from four other…

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When I say “Trail of Tears,” can you name where the forced march began & ended? I couldn’t. This is a two-parter. Tomorrow: white women organized against Indian removal in the 1830s. But first, Native women’s objections. They’ve been defending…
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