History and Biography Book Group, New Four Part Series on Women’s Suffrage
This group will meet in person at the library. If you want to participate by Zoom, send us an email and we will (albeit primitively) try and accommodate. We welcome new people and have copies of the books for you to check out. The group will meet at 7:00 pm and run until about 8:30.
April 12th – Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote by Ellen Carol DuBois, UCLA Professor Emeritus of history and gender studies.
This excellent and well written book is a chronological survey from 1848 – 1920.
The following three books explore aspects of the drive for suffrage in more depth. All four books are short and very readable.
May 10th – New Women in the Old West: From Settlers to Suffragists, an Untold American Story by Winifred Gallagher, journalist (NY Times, The Atlantic etc) and author of books on a variety of topics.
June 14th – Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha Jones, Prof. of History, Johns Hopkins University. NOTE DATE CHANGE – IT WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JUNE 14TH
July 12th – The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss, writer and journalist for The Atlantic, NY Times etc. Weiss
focuses on the 1920 dramatic six week campaign in Nashville, Tennessee to secure the final state needed to pass the 19th amendment.