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Women's Suffrage Right : The Nineteenth Amendment
From the Timeline on Woman Suffrage [sic] in Massachusetts.
Polly Welts Kaufman’s Boston Women and City School Politics, 1872-1905 (New York: Garland, 1994) notes that the 1780 Massachusetts State Constitution omits the word “male” as a qualification for elective office (but left as a qualification for voting). Read more.
Lydia Chapin Taft was the first woman to legally vote in New England. Read more.
The cookbook was printed to raise money for the Woman Suffrage Association, and it included recipes from famous suffragists, Boston Brahmins, a governor’s wife and prominent women doctors, ministers and journalists. Read more
From 1854 through 1856 Mary, Jr. attended West Newton English and Classical School under the tutelage of Nathaniel Topliff Allen. Mary, Sr.s active interest in educational reform, womens suffrage and the abolitionist movement influenced the younger Mary to lend her considerable social and financial influence to the numerous charities associated with these causes. Read more.
The Wisdom of Immigrant Women: Lecture Series Explores How Female Immigrants Adapted to Life in Newton More than 100 Years Ago.
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