History Talks: Suffrage 1872 - Susan B Anthony Votes
Wednesday, January 20, at 5:00pm
The year 1872 was a tough one for Susan B. Anthony. For much of the year, she warred with her partner in the fight for suffrage, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, over the woman running for president that year, Victoria Woodhull. And when three major parties held conventions that year, she desperately tried to persuade each to put a women’s suffrage plank in its platform, only to be rebuffed by all. As the campaigns proceeded, she returned to her Rochester home, her heart and soul aching. But with Election Day approaching, she pulled herself together, rounded up her sisters, and said WE’RE GOING TO VOTE! Hear her story with GNPS member and author Bill Greer.
AUTHOR BIO: Bill Greer has spent decades exploring New York and its history. His recent book, A Dirty Year: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in Gilded Age New York, is a nonfiction narrative of 1872 New York, a city teeming with social upheaval and sexual revolution. His novel The Mevrouw Who Saved Manhattan portrays the city’s founding as New Amsterdam. He has been a trustee of the New Netherland Institute, serving as its treasurer, chairing its program to establish the New Netherland Research Center with the New York State Library, and receiving the Institute’s Howard Hageman award. He has spoken on New York history throughout the Hudson Valley, and over the past year, online. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
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