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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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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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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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New York’s most compelling suffrage spokeswomen toured the state in the spring of 1908. They began in Seneca Falls and traveled from town to town by trolley. Through World War I, electric railways connected the cities and towns of central NY - and…

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In the 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, and 1880s, women’s rights was a marginal, oddball cause. Focusing on the mesmerizing women who demanded equality makes it jarring to zoom out & see how fringe they were. A college commemoration reminded…

-7- Daily Suffragist on Twitter- -We are stuck more firmly in one place than ever- while talking easily with everywhere and anywhere- Ergo- an appreciation of three intensely place-specific works of suffrage public history that women are ma.png
We are stuck more firmly in one place than ever, while talking easily with everywhere and anywhere. Ergo, an appreciation of three intensely place-specific works of suffrage public history that women are making. Reply w/more! NEWARK - Noelle Lorraine…

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It’s easy to disagree with your mother in private. In public, less so. Especially when your mother is Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Harriot Stanton Blatch was the 6th of ElizCadyStanton’s 7 children. She grew up to become an accomplished suffragist and…

-2- Daily Suffragist on Twitter- -Great thread from -clancynewyork on the persistence of New York-s literacy test for voting- It was introduced in 1923- as a wave of anti-immigrant fervor crested in the US- resulting in closing the bord (1).png
Great thread from @clancynewyork on the persistence of New York's literacy test for voting. It was introduced in 1923, as a wave of anti-immigrant fervor crested in the US, resulting in closing the borders for 40 years. Compare some states' voter ID…

-3- Daily Suffragist on Twitter- --negative-vote In 1879- New York suffragists protested the re-election of anti-suffrage governor Louis Robinson- Led by Lillie Devereaux Blake and Clara Neyman- He had vetoed a bill that would have let wome.png
In 1879, New York suffragists protested the re-election of anti-suffrage governor Louis Robinson. Led by Lillie Devereaux Blake and Clara Neyman. He had vetoed a bill that would have let women sit on school boards. It was rare for women to openly…

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16 women really did walk to Washington to participate in the original Women’s March, on the occasion of Woodrow Wilson’s 1913 inauguration. “General” Rosalie Jones led the contingent, which left New York City in February. She’s at far left w/the…
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