The Women’s Centennial Commission just posted a blog piece I wrote for them, about the backstory to how women won the right to vote. Check it out here.
I dedicate my new book to my mother and three aunts, the generation of my past, and to all the young girls and young women in my life now, the generation of my future. Here are photos and videos of these young ladies seeing their names in print, sent along by their movies. What a […]
In its current issue, Time Magazine celebrates 1920 as the year of the suffragists. In the story, the magazine talks about Carrie Chapman Catt, leader of the mainstream two-million-strong National American Woman Suffrage Association, and Alice Paul, the radical activist who headed the much smaller National Women’s Party. Here is what Time wrote: “Catt opted […]
As we mark Women’s History Month during this centennial year commemorating the 19th Amendment, I have been thinking about the women whose stories animate my new book, And Yet They Persisted: How American Women Won the Right to Vote. People like Abigail Adams, who warned her husband in 1776 to “remember the ladies” in writing […]
Michael Monks, host of WVXU’s “Cincinnati Edition,” interviewed me about my new book, And Yet They Persisted: How American Women Won the Right to Vote. In the interview, we talked about why it took two centuries of agitation before the political establishment made room for female voters, and the role of the states, and even […]
Publication date is today for my new book, And Yet They Persisted: How American Women Won the Right to Vote. Most suffrage histories begin in 1848, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton first called for women to have the vote at the Seneca Falls women’s rights convention. And they end in 1920, when Tennessee became the 36th […]