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On September 17, 1868, the Working Women’s Association formed as the working class representation within the women’s suffrage and labor movements. This short-lived moment in our labor history demonstrates at least the potential for cross-class solidarity among labor issues at this time, but also the disconnect between 19th century middle class reformers and the working […]
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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, ratified on this day in 1920, the grave series has a special guest post from Kathleen McIntyre, assistant professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and associate director of the Honors Program at the University of Rhode Island. She is the author of Protestantism and State Formation […]
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This is the grave of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Born in 1815 in Johnstown, New York, Stanton’s father was a leading attorney and Federalist who served a term in Congress in the mid-1810s and then became a judge, rising to the New York Supreme Court by the 1840s. He encouraged his daughters to become educated and […]
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This is the grave of Susan B. Anthony. Born in 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts, her family was deeply steeped in the social reform of the antebellum period. Her father was an abolitionist and temperance activist. He was a Quaker who married a Methodist, causing his congregation to dislike him, but he just kept on attending. […]

Suffrage and Race

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On July 29, 2018

The story of how white suffrage activists went full racist in the late 19th century in their demands for the right to vote is well-known among American historians. But as we reach the centennial of th

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