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Memphis in the 1880s was still rebuilding from the war and the yellow fever epidemics. It wasn’t a very big place. The two women discussed yesterday - Julia Hooks & Elizabeth Meriwether - were each elites in their own circles. Did they ever meet?…

In Utah, suffrage was politically entwined w/polygamy. Women 1st voted in 1870, when UT was a territory seeking to preserve plural marriage vs a hostile federal govt. Giving women the vote demonstrated their independence while enlisting them in…
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