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.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|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
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
Appendix: Abbreviations 137
About the Author 159