New York History Blog: The Suffragents

June 26, 2017

New Book On Role of Men in Suffrage Movement

Brooke Kroeger’s book, The Suffragents (SUNY Press, 2017) tells the story of how some of New York’s most powerful men formed the Men’s League for Woman Suffrage, which grew between 1909 and 1917 from 150 founding members into a force of thousands across thirty-five states.

Kroeger details the National American Woman Suffrage Association’s strategic decision to accept their organized help and then to deploy these influential new allies as suffrage foot soldiers, a role they accepted.

The League was led by such luminaries as Oswald Garrison Villard, John Dewey, Max Eastman, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and George Foster Peabody.  Members  worked the streets, the stage, the press, and the legislative and executive branches of government to help support the women’s demand.

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Suffragents: Kirkus Reviews, Facebook , Brooke’s postsTabletmag.com, Good Men Project.

Schedule: 08/10-12 Chicago, 9/1 East Hampton Library LI, NY.  9/11 Corner Bookstore NYC Sept. 11, 9/14 Porter Square Books, Cambridge MA , 9/22-24, Kansas City, 9/28 NY Society Library, 10/10 NY Genealogical & Biographical Society, 10/11 Little Rock, 11/7 NYU Center for the Humanities.

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