2017 begins the centennial celebrations of women first winning the right to vote, culminating in national suffrage three years later. Labyrinth Books and The Princeton Public Library invite you to a presentation and discussion with Angela Dodson, who has documented the milestones in that hard won struggle and reflects on women's impact on politics since then.
From the birth of our nation to the recent crushing defeat of the first female presidential candidate, this book highlights women's impact on United States politics and government. It documents the fight for women's right to vote through groundbreaking convention records, speeches, newspaper accounts, letters, photos, and drawings, all by the women at the frontlines of this struggle, arranged to convey the inherent historical drama. The almanac style allows this history speak for itself.
Important for today's discussions, Remember the Ladies does not extract women's suffrage from the inseparable concurrent historic endeavors for emancipation, immigration, and temperance. Its robust research documents the intersectionality of women's struggle for the vote in its true context with other progressive efforts.
Angela Dodson is currently a contributing editor for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, and has served as senior editor for The New York Times and as executive editor of Black Issues Book Review.