Women in the 1920s: Flappers & Feminists (1840)

Saturday, March 17, 1 to 3 p.m.

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$45 (10% off for members)

White men, Southern Democrats, Northern Republicans, immigrants, the liquor lobby, the Catholic Church, big city bosses and many women opposed “woman suffrage,” granting women the right to vote, because they worried about the impact of women in the political process, or found women totally unsuited for political activity. So what happened after 1920? Did women vote? Run? Make a difference? Or define a party as a speakeasy? This conversation will describe how women’s lives changed after 1920, depending on race, class, education and age.

Recommended Reading (Sample Bibliography: Students are not required to purchase and read any 
of the following texts, but they’re likely to be referenced during lectures)
:
Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements, Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, Astrid Henry
Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 2 or 3, Blanche Wiesen Cook
Freedom’s Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970, Lynne Olson
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson

Elisabeth Griffith, PhD, loves to teach women’s history because it is full of gutsy women who fought to secure the equal rights we now take for granted or simply fought to survive. Her biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, In Her Own Right (Oxford), won accolades from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and inspired Ken Burns’ documentary, “Not For Ourselves Alone.”Betsy served as Headmistress of The Madeira School from 1988-2010. She is working on a history of American women from 1913 and 2017, between the women’s marches on Washington, D.C.

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SKU: Women1920s
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Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631490545
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - July 27th, 2015

Freedom's Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970 Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780684850139
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Scribner Book Company - February 5th, 2002

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962 Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143109624
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Published: Penguin Books - November 7th, 2017

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679763888
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011