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Understanding The Suffrage Movement

Make no mistake, Sally Roesch Wagner is a force to be reckoned with. Her wonderfully rich voice and her crystal-clear articulation tells you she does not suffer fools gladly. You know immediately as your interview beings that Sally Roesch Wagner is not to be trifled with. Yet, even through a heartless digital connection, you cannot help but feel this scholarly voice on women’s studies does have a terrific sense of humor. So, it is with humility and pride to be able to share our conversation with the author of The Women’s Suffrage Movement. The story of women’s suffrage has been told in the same fashion for 100 years: it is familiar, repetitive, and overwhelmingly white. But never before have the most influential writings, speeches, and reportage been collected in one place, with an emphasis on the unsung heroes that shaped and established the movement.  In The Women’s Suffrage Movement, Sally Roesch Wagner has complied and edited a comprehensive and intersectional anthology. Complete with a forward by Gloria Steinem, this is an essential read as we head toward the 2020 centennial of the 19th amendment. We are truly honored to welcome esteemed scholar, Sally Roesch Wagner to Life Elsewhere.

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Women Didn’t Count At All

“When the founders wrote, ‘We the People’ they really meant ‘We the White, Wealthy Men.’ Despite much lofty rhetoric, all men were not created equal and women didn’t count at all” You are just four pages in and Elaine Weiss makes clear her superb new book The Woman’s Hour has an unabashed bias, and, deservedly so. Weiss deftly traces The Great Fight To Win The Vote with the inventive skill of a Thriller writer. Packed with detailed research and archival photographs, The Woman’s Hour release was perfectly timed to coincide with International Women’s Day 2018 and National Women’s History Month. Taking time out from her busy schedule, Elaine Weiss joined Norman B to discuss her timely new book. Her enthusiastic writing comes across in her passionate conversation as she recounts delivering the manuscript for The Woman’s Hour on the day of the last general election when all trusted signs indicated that we were about to elect the first female President.

Also in this edition, we recognize National Women’s History Month with a selection of interviews and music from female guests who have made important contributions to Life Elsewhere, including singer-songwriter, Sorcha Richardson; author, Katherine Zoepf; professor & author, Audrey Bilger; photojournalist, Lynsey Addario; theater educator, Fanni Green, author, Rebecca Scherm and musician, Dana Gavanski.

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