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These women are being arrested for poll watching while female. It’s New York City, September 1910, the Democratic primary. Before the day is over six women at four different precincts in Hell’s Kitchen have been hauled before the magistrate court.…

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It’s easier to research rich suffragists than poor ones. Wealthy women’s contributions to the movement were well-documented, their correspondence is more likely to be preserved, and they were profiled and gossiped about in the papers. One rich…

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Presidential conventions. Eh. 2020 conventions planned for Charlotte, Jacksonville & Milwaukee may end up being nowhere at all. But in 1916, the Democrats met in St. Louis. The Republicans met in Chicago - along with a new party: the National…

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In writing about what it means to “look like a mom,” @VVFriedman reported that the yellow t-shirts Portland moms wear are intended to evoke sunshine, joy, warmth. The protesters even carry sunflowers to reinforce - which connects them directly to…

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Dissecting the failed 1915 New York suffrage referendum is like reliving the 2016 election. It’s still too soon. But take a deep breath and let’s dive in . .Winning New York would require a three-step process: suffragists needed to pass a bill…

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The folks at Argosy Books found me this copy of Harriot Stanton Blatch's memoir. Inside is an intriguing inscription from her daughter Nora Stanton Barney. Does anyone know to whom she is writing? (Jan 20, 1856 is Harriot's birthday.) @AnnDGordon…

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Seneca Falls wasn’t really a thing until 25 years after it happened. The suffrage movement had split, and Susan B Anthony & ElizCadyStanton sought to establish authority for their faction by crafting an origin story at Seneca Falls. (New…

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When US suffragists began street demonstrations in 1910, the women in the UK had already become more brazen. They were holding huge demonstrations, intentionally provoking arrest, and more. One of their leaders came to the US in 1907 to encourage us…

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British suffragists got angry and impatient before the Americans did. Their breakaway radical faction became known as “suffragettes” - it was meant as a slur, until they adopted it proudly. [Protest history thread.] Emmeline Pankhurst and her…

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The current administration’s anti-immigrant crusade includes punishing mixed status families whenever possible - like excluding citizens from emergency aid if they’re married to non-citizens. As @ProfGidlow recently pointed out here, this isn’t new.…
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