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with a little help from the men

On November 6, 1917 New York State voters approved an amendment to the state constitution that allowed women the right to vote in all elections in the state. A large New York City majority in favor of the amendment offset … Continue reading

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first fruit

“I never forget that we are sowing winter wheat which the coming spring will see sprout and other hands than ours will reap and enjoy.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton (as quoted on a plaque in a park dedicated to her … Continue reading

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dress code

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper presumably sometime in 1866: [pointing finger] A FEMALE CANAL DRIVER. – On Thursday last a canal driver was arrested in Lockport, on suspicion of being a woman in male attire. On being taken … Continue reading

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“pernicious isms of the day”

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper probably in 1866: FANATICS IN COUNCIL. – A so-called Equal Rights Convention was held at Rochester, on Tuesday and Wednesday last, at which a strolling company of mountebank performers, half male and half … Continue reading

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the anonymous eight

In 1866 Elizabeth Cady Stanton ran for Congress for New York’s Eighth District as an independent – unaffiliated with either the Democratic or Republican parties. She didn’t win. From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in 1866: AWFUL. – Our … Continue reading

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winter wheat

I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies, and be more generous and … Continue reading

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actions speak louder

The following editorial might very well have been published nearer the time in May 1863 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony organized the Woman’s National Loyal League (or the Women’s Loyal National League) in New York City. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Looking for ‘Loyal’ Women

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in 1863: A Call for Loyal Women. Mrs. ELIZABETH CADY STANTON, familiarly known to the citizens of our village, is out with a call for a meeting of the “loyal women of the … Continue reading

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