Wednesday, August 18, 2010

P.S.: Happy Anniversary!

[Suffragette parade, April 5th, 1917, from the Library of Congress.]

Today is 90 years since the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the government from denying women the right to vote. Any Seattleites should check out the little mini-exhibit about women's suffrage currently on display at the University of Washington, in the Allen library. It's thoroughly fascinating.

Having read Jane Robinson's Bluestockings, about women's fight for education in England, I suspect my next bit of reading on this subject ought to be about women's suffrage. Does anyone have any suggestions for some good nonfiction on the matter?

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