September 12, 2017
I had a whole lot of fun last evening, enormous thanks to the Corner Bookstore, just around the corner from my home for the past 32 years. Here are some shots from the Suffragents reading. The bookstore was crowded and a bit hot and we removed most of the chairs to make space. And yet folks still wanted to stay for questions!
Friends, colleagues, and family rounded the corner for home to celebrate. We had prepped with a mini-exhibition again to drive home the point of the evening. Even on September 11, that solemn anniversary, I think it was appropriate to commemorate another historic anniversary that was all about freedom and democracy and to emphasize the common good of women winning the vote a century ago.
Here’s the requisite food porn slide show, minus the mini cupcakes laid on for the birthday of James McBride:
And all the shots of those who came to raise a glass that were flattering enough to post.
Addendum September 16: Just found another cache of photos in which everyone looked so happy and glam, I had to add them:
It was a really good night.
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The Suffragents won the Gold Medal in US History in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards and was a finalist for the 2018 Sally and Morris Lasky Prize, presented by the Center for Political History. See “Summer Camp Newsletters” and Facebook posts from book-related appearances. Reviews, notices, and articles about my books are under their titles here. My articles are here.
Upcoming Events: September 23: Bentson Dean’s Lecture, College of Arts and Science, New York University. October 17: Suffragents Panel, National Archives, Washington DC.  March 27 Ephemera Society of America, 40th annual conference, Old Greenwich CT. June 4-6 “Métiers et professions des médias (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles),” Université de Lausanne (Switzerland).
Happened 2019: Exhibition Opening Remarks: “Women Get the Vote: A Historic Look at the Nineteenth Amendment,“New York Society Library. February 23: “Public Values in Conflict with Animal Agribusiness Practices,” UCLA Law School, Los Angeles. March 13:“ The Suffragents,” Scarsdale Woman’s Club, Scarsdale NY. March 24: League of Women Voters, Albany County at the Bethlehem (NY) Public Library. March 25: “Judges, Lawyers, and Women’s Suffrage: Recognizing the Men Who Stood with Women on the Front Lines,” Gender Fairness Committee of the Third Judicial District, CLE, NY State Courts at SUNY Albany Law School, Albany NY. May 15: “The Republican Suffragents,” National Women’s Republican Club, New York City. August 7: Panel, “From Emma Goldman to the Marketplace of Ideas: Marking the 100th Anniversary of Free Speech at the Supreme Court.” (page 40) AEJMC, Toronto. August 14: Webinar, National Park Service.