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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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19th Amendment Voting

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On September 9, 2016
I am more than a wee bit overwhelmed right now, and really will be for the foreseeable future as I enter the semester from hell. It’s pretty bad when colleagues from other departments who only have a sense of about half of your obligations for a semester come up to you and laughingly ask if […]
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