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Tracking Connections: On Writing & The Vote: Women’s Fierce Fight

While writing The Vote: Women’s Fierce Fight, I was interested in tracking connections to my own life. For example, I was born in Denver, Colorado, and grew up in North Warren, Pennsylvania, a small community north of the city of Warren, where I went to junior and senior high school. Whereas women in Colorado won equal suffrage in 1893. Pennsylvania was one of the states where women were not able to win even a shred of suffrage; despite generations of suffragists’ persistent efforts, including speeches by Anna Elizabeth DIckinson and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Roscoe Hall in Warren, and an overnight stay of suffragists campaigning with the Justice Bell in 1915.

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