Tagged: women’s history

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Argument For…

In part two of our “Argument Against/For” day (first installment here), I wanted to share the Argument for women’s suffrage, prepared by H. G. Cattell, an assemblyman in the 67th California district in 1911....

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Argument Against…

In 1911, the state of California was in heated debate about granting suffrage for women. I recently came across one of the arguments against granting women suffrage, written by Sentator J. B. Sanford of...

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Last Pages

I only have four pages left in my current journal. (I really don’t like the term ‘journal‘ but neither ‘sketchbook‘ nor ‘scrapbook‘ really fit either. The book is almost as full of taped in...

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A Woman's Blessing

Sarah Ann Eliza explained that she had already lost one daughter, the doctors had told her that she probably would not have any more children, and so she had decided to be with her baby daughter while she was sick. She said, “This baby is ill. I’m not going to take her. I’m not going to leave her.”

Susa Young Gates asked, “Would you like me to give you a blessing?

My great-great-grandmother replied that she would.

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Mistress of History

by mraynes I once had a boyfriend who told me that women have no history outside of their husbands and children.  I was a young history major at the time and was only just...

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Time travel and other historical adventures

The past few weeks I’ve spent much of my days at the Huntington Library, reading the journals of an exceptional female minister/healer (by some accounts she was the first American woman to seek ordination...