Agitating for Woman Suffrage in New Jersey – A Webinar
A Webinar with Ann D. Gordon
The story of woman suffrage is different in every state. Women of New Jersey spent decades trying to break men’s lock on political power in the state. Resistance to equal political rights was powerful. In the end, it took federal action, through the 19 th Amendment, to get the job done here. Highlights of the long history will be presented in this talk.
Ann D. Gordon is Research Professor Emerita of history at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and editor of the six-volume “Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony (1997-2013)“. After graduating from Smith College, she earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Early American history. She has written numerous articles on women’s history, biography, and historical editing and compiled a collection of essays by scholars of black history, “African American Women and the Vote, 1837-1965“.
This program is supported by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities through the “NJ Women Vote: the 19th Amendment at 100.”