Contact: Susan Paley
19
Dec
2018
Newton
Brae Burn Country Club
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Newton, MA  02465
United States of America

Barbara Berenson: Votes for Women: Massachusetts Leadership in the Woman Suffrage Movement

Massachusetts was at the center of the national struggle for women’s rights. Long before the Civil War, Lucy Stone and other Massachusetts abolitionists opposed women’s exclusion from political life. They launched the organized movement at the first National Woman’s Rights Convention, held in Worcester. After the war, state activists founded the Boston-based American Woman Suffrage Association and Woman’s Journal to lead campaigns across the country. Their activities laid the foundation for the next generation of suffragists to triumph over tradition. Author Barbara Berenson gives these revolutionary reformers the attention they deserve in this compelling and engaging story.

Newton resident Barbara F. Berenson is the author of Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution (The History Press 2014) and Walking Tours of Civil War Boston: Hub of Abolitionism (The Freedom Trail Foundation 2011, 2nd edition, 2014). She is the co-editor of Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Lawyers and Judges in Massachusetts (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2012). A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, she works as a senior attorney at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Please visit www.barbarafberenson.com.



 
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