Hudson River Valley Review: The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote

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THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY REVIEW

Vol. 34, No.1, Autumn 2017

 

The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote By Brooke Kroeger (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2017) 372 pp. $24.95 (softcover) www.sunypress.edu Beginning in 1909, the cause of woman’s suffrage had an often overlooked ally in the Men’s League for Woman Suffrage. Made up of an inaugural group of 150 men from divergent fields and vocations, the so-called “Suffragents” grew steadily in number and voice up to 1917, when New York granted voting rights to women. Kroeger relies on a comprehensive bibliography of sources on woman’s suffrage to credit these men without diminishing the lead role that women played in establishing the movement and directing the energy of supporters to maximize impact.                        Andrew Villani, Marist College

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The Suffragents won the  Gold Medal in US History in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards competition.

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Next up on the calendar in 2018:  July 7 East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Series (hosting with Sara Davison the garden author and expert Charlotte M. Frieze) : August 4: Shelter Island Historical Society. In 2019: March 13: Scarsdale Woman’s Club

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