Crossroads of Rockland History: Suffrage Reading

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Women's History Summer Reading
This program originally aired on July 20, 2020. To listen, click here.

The topic: Woman Suffrage Centennial Summer Reading. Joining Clare Sheridan were Anya Berg of the Palisades Free Library and Katie Karkheck of the Valley Cottage Library. The librarians shared their recommendations for books that celebrate the Suffrage Centennial. We also opened the phone lines for listeners' suggestions and questions.

Anya Berg recommends:

1. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, by Elaine Weiss

2. Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote, by Susan Ware

3. Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State, by Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello

4. Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger, by Rebecca Traister

5. Activism into Art into Activism into Art: A Personal History of Feminist Artby Cristina Biaggi, founding member of www.SuffrageForward.org

And the forthcoming Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for Allby Martha S. Jones (due for release in September 2020).

Katie Karkheck recommends:

1. Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote, by Ellen Carol DuBois

2. Why The Marched Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote, by Susan Ware

3. The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage and Scandal in the Gilded Age, by Myra MacPherson

4. Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activist : A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights, by Mikki Kendall, illustrated by A. D'Amico (a graphic history of the various struggles and fights for rights from ancient times to today, intended for teens)

And for kids, Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women's Right to Vote, by Dean Robbins, illustrated by Nancy Zhang

Clare Sheridan recommends:

Shout: Poetry for Suffrage, by Susanna Rich

Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates (Telling Her Stories), by Carol Simon Levin (coloring book for kids and adults – perfect for the pandemic!)

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote (paperback), by Elaine Weiss 

Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote, by Tina Cassidy 

And Ladies Lib: How Rockland Women Got the Vote, by Isabelle Savell

For information about the Palisades Library, go to www.palisadeslibrary.org

For information about the Valley Cottage Library, go to www.valleycottagelibrary.org


Crossroads of Rockland History, a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am, right after the Steve and Jeff morning show, on WRCR radio 1700 AM and 
www.WRCR.com. Join host Clare Sheridan as we explore, celebrate, and learn about our local history, with different topics and guest speakers every month. During 2020, our focus is Women’s History in celebration of the Suffrage Centennial.    

The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York.  


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