What a remarkable week, a book tour to remember. Sunday October 1 I spoke at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, resting place of many of the women I profiled in Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women’s Right to Vote. Susan Olsen, the cemetery’s director of historical services, did much to enrich the […]
Johanna Neuman, Susan Goodier, and Karen Pastorello discuss their new books and the centennial of woman suffrage in New York State in this episode of 1869, the Cornell University Press podcast
Alva Vanderbilt Belmont — inheritor of two great Gilded Age family fortunes — was bored. In her youth, she had conquered High Society, marrying a Vanderbilt and throwing an extravagant costume party that forced the haughty Old Money clan of Astors to accept the nouveau riche Vanderbilts. Then she coerced her daughter Consuelo to marry […]
Aug 29, 2017 · by Mark Klobas Johanna Neuman speaks with New Books in History about her new book Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women’s Right To Vote
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.
Aug 2, 2016 · by Jim O’Grady As she campaigns, Hillary Clinton is making history as the first woman nominated for the presidency by a major party. But 77 years before Clinton was born, an upstart named Victoria Woodhull wrote a letter to The New York Herald announcing her ground-breaking bid for the White House. […]