2017 marked the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York, and in 2020, the nation will celebrate 100 years of the 19th Amendment. The history of the women’s suffrage movement in our state and nation spanned seventy years, from the 1848 meeting convened by Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Seneca Falls to the tactics wielded by Alice Paul, and includes overlooked stories and actors.
Our book selections — which include history, biography, and fiction — provide a window into this chapter of American social progress and a springboard into ongoing discussions of women’s — and by extension, our society’s — past, present, and future.
A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot by Mary Walton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life by Lori D. Ginzberg
Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement by Sally McMillen
Sex Wars: A Novel of Gilded Age New York by Marge Piercy
Votes for Women: The Struggle for Suffrage Revisited edited by Jean H. Baker
Humanities NY will lend participants copies of A Woman’s Crusade, Seneca Falls, and Votes for Women to use for the duration of the series. Participants are asked to obtain their own copies of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sex Wars (available through interlibrary loan).
Poet George Wallace will facilitate this six-week NYCH series on Mondays at 1 – 3 p.m. from March 12 – April 16. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-427-5240 ext. 112 to register, preferably by March 1.
Sponsored by Humanities NY.
Click here for the revised (as of 2/14/18) Votes-For-Women-2018-Revised-Syllabus.