T103 | The Right to Vote: Reexamining Women's Suffrage


1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 


3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, & 5/4

Seven Sessions 

Free Course!

This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.

2020 marked the centennial of the 19th amendment. In this course, we will explore the history of women’s suffrage in the United States, the constitutional framework within which the suffragists worked, and the continuing efforts to address women’s issues including voting, elected representation, and gender related public policy efforts.

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March 23: Thomas Gerety on "The Right to Vote: Constitutional Constraints"

March 30: Barbara Berenson on "Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers"

April 6: Rebecca Edwards on "Suffrage in the Gilded Age"

April 13: Lauren Santangelo on "Suffrage and the City: New York Women Battle for the Ballot"

April 20: Liv Cummins and Rob Hartmann on "Suffrage and Song: Suffrage Protest Music"

April 27: Cathleen Cahill on "Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement"

May 4: Robyn Rosen on "Unfinished Business: Women in National Politics"

SUGGESTED READING: A resource note will be provided for each session of the class. The list below includes books authored by the speakers:

Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary ReformersBarbara Berenson. [The History Press, 2018]

New Spirits: Americans in the ‘Gilded Age’ 1865-1905, Rebecca Edwards. [Oxford University Press2nd edition, 2010]

Suffrage and the City: New York Women Battle for the Ballot, Lauren Santangelo. [Oxford University Press, 2019]

Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage MovementCathleen D. Cahill. [University of North Carolina Press, 2020]

Katherine Kidd, moderator, earned her PhD in international relations at the University of Pennsylvania.  She directed the programs and taught in international studies at Sacred Heart and Fairfield Universities.  International public health has been a longtime interest especially as issues of AIDS and TB affected countries in Central America, East Africa, and Russia where she fostered academic partnerships for decades.   

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