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Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers


Barbara Berenson, Boston By Foot Trustee, will discuss her latest work entitled Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers. From the publisher's description: Massachusetts was at the center of the national struggle for woman suffrage. Barbara Berenson, author of Massachusetts in the Women’s Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers, gives state suffragists the attention they deserve and discusses the battle over historical memory that long obscured the state’s leading role. Long before the Civil War, Lucy Stone and other abolitionists launched the organized women's movement at the first National Woman’s Rights Convention, held in Worcester. After the war, state activists founded the Boston-based American Woman Suffrage Association to lead campaigns across the country. Their work laid the foundation for the next generation of suffragists to triumph over tradition.

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