Long Island and the Woman Suffrage Movement

Long Island and the Woman Suffrage Movement

by Antonia Petrash


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Long Island and the Woman Suffrage Movement documents the historical movement of the right to vote for women in New York.

For seventy-two years, American women fought for the right to vote, and many remarkable ladies on Long Island worked tirelessly during this important civil rights movement. The colorful--and exceedingly wealthy--Alva Vanderbilt Belmont was undoubtedly the island's most outspoken and controversial advocate for woman suffrage. Ida Bunce Sammis, vigorous in her efforts, became one of the first women elected to the New York legislature. Well-known Harriot Stanton Blatch, daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, worked with countless other famous and ordinary Long Islanders to make her mother's quest a reality. Author Antonia Petrash tells the story of these and other women's struggle to secure the right to vote for themselves, their daughters and future generations of Long Island women.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540232311
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 06/25/2013
Pages: 162
Sales rank: 835,565
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Antonia Petrash recently retired as the Director of the Glen Cove Public Library, where she managed the local history collection. She has published two other books on women's history, More Than Petticoats: Remarkable New York Women, and More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Connecticut Women.

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, 1853-1933 17

Chapter 2 Harriot Stanton Blatch, 1856-1940 27

Chapter 3 Lucy Burns, 1879-1966 37

Chapter 4 Elisabeth Freeman, 1876-1942 48

Chapter 5 Louisine Havemeyer, 1855-1929 57

Chapter 6 Rosalie Gardiner Jones, 1883-1978 67

Chapter 7 Edna Buckman Kearns, 1882-1934 76

Chapter 8 Harriet Burton Laidlaw, 1873-1949 87

Chapter 9 Katherine Duer Mackay, 1878-1930 98

Chapter 10 Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919 105

Chapter 11 Ida Bunce Sammis, 1868-1943 111

Chapter 12 Elizabeth Oakes Smith, 1806-1893 119

Chapter 13 Others Who Dared 125

Epilogue 135

Appendix: Abbreviations 137

Notes 139

Bibliography 149

Index 155

About the Author 159

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