This course will be offered in a future semester

Why did it take so long for women to get the vote? This class will trace the history of the women’s suffrage movement from its origins in the mid-19th century through the suffrage victory in 1920. We will examine the internal ideological debates that complicated the visions and hampered the achievements of this movement, as well as the external political and cultural obstacles that suffragists fought to overcome.

Robyn L. Rosen is Professor of History at Marist College. She received her Ph.D. in Women’s History at Binghamton University. She is the author of Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights: Reformers and the Politics of Maternal Welfare, 1914-1940 (2003) and editor of Women’s Studies in the Academy: Origins and Impact (2004). In 2005 she was the recipient of the Board of Trustees Distinguished Teaching Award at Marist College.

As part of our celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, OLLI is also hosting a tour of the Susan B Anthony House and a University Day symposium on voting rights.  Please note these are separate registrations.

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