The History Center in Tompkins County: New Book on the Role of Men in the Suffrage Movement

 

https://thehistorycenter.net/womens-suffrage/educational-materials

The History Center in Tompkins County:

Educational Materials: New Book on the Role of Men in the 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 Suffragents won the  Gold Medal in US History in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards competition.

National History Day contestants: Please read this.

Upcoming in 2018: April 22: Nassau County Historical Society  at the Jericho Public LibraryApril 29: St. George’s School Women’s Leadership Group May 12: East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Series (interviewing NY Times media columnist, Jim RutenbergMay 20: Women’s Suffrage and NYC: A Centennial Celebration Symposium: Bronx Historical Society and Woodlawn Cemetery  June 14: Roosevelt Island Historical Society. 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.

Read about The Suffragents in reviews, notices and articles, in articles by Brooke, on Facebook, and in Brooke’s informal “Summer Camp Newsletter” posts.