Much has been written lately about the meaning of Wonder Woman, from the portents of the film’s box office charms to the intentions of the cartoon’s original creator. In her book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Harvard political scientist Jill Lepore has an interesting take on William Moulton Marston. Moulton, as he signed […]
Historian Johanna Neuman talked about the evolution of and interactions between American and British suffrage movements. This interview took place at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.
In anticipation of Hillary Clinton’s election as the first female president in U.S. history, hundreds of Americans made a pilgrimage to Susan B. Anthony’s grave in Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York, leaving “I Voted” stickers on her tombstone. This was Election Day homage to history, a recognition that the first “Madame President” owed […]
They are the wind at Hillary Clinton’s back, an army of women in their 90s and 100s. Born before most women in the United States had the right to vote, they are mailing in their ballots or marching to the polls to cast their votes for the first woman candidate of a major political party. […]