Tag Archives: women’s suffrage

The 1911 Triangle Fire, other disasters, and progressive eras

People keep talking about the 1960s as if that were the only progressive period in American history. It’s the only one people who weren’t around in the 1930s can recall, and of course people are very conscious now of Bloody … Continue reading

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Women candidates and the two parties

On 9/8/14 the Daily Local News published a letter from me under the title “More women would be good for state and country.” Though I don’t doubt that that title is literally true, what I really said is that “a … Continue reading

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Iron Jawed Angels, the women’s suffrage movement, and social change

Yesterday evening I was among 50+ people who saw the 2004 movie Iron Jawed Angels at West Chester University. I think even someone who (though everyone should) didn’t care much about the issue–women’s right to vote, and justice in a … Continue reading

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