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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Resisting Suffrage, Integration, and Apartheid in Twentieth-Century America

Anti-Suffragettes who were involved in active protest during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, have been neglected as a topic of study in the United States. Instead, the present society focuses on the suffragettes, excluding many influential women who devoted their time to opposing female suffrage. Among these women, one of the most significant is Grace Duffield Goodwin, who as this paper illuminates gave a voice to those American women who opposed female suffrage. Specifically, it explores the various arguments that Goodwin and other anti-suffragettes made against the ballot and explains why they believed that suffrage would ruin their lives.

Presenter: Amelia Morgan (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: History
Location: 217 Hartwell
Time: 3:45 pm (Session V)