Debate between Laura Clay and Madeline McDowell Breckinridge over the Anthony Amendment

Debate before the Woman’s Club of Central Kentucky
October 18th, 1919
Won by the Negative - Miss Clay.

Subject:

That Both Sections of the Anthony Federal Amendment Constitute the Proper Method of Extending Suffrage to Women.

AFFIRMATIVE: Mrs. Desha Breckinridge,
President of State Equal Rights Association

Re: Union Army Data and the Historical Urban Ecological GIS Data Set

I've worked with this material, which I believe is an invaluable source on ordinary soldiers, especially because it allows you to trace veterans over decades via their pension rolls. I think it's a shame that historians haven't made more use of it (so far its mostly been economists and demographers).

Union Army Data and the Historical Urban Ecological GIS Data Set

At the Southern Historical Association’s 2016 meeting, as I shambled by booksellers—sluggish from both a lack of coffee and a need for more coffee—I encountered a table about Union Army Data and the Historical Urban Ecological GIS Data Set. Though the website (http://uadata.org/) indicates that Robert W. Fogel initiated the project through a 1992 grant, it remained under my radar until the SHA meeting.  

So I must ask:

Has anyone done much work with this material? If not why?

Would anyone be interested in using the data?

Mary Cole Walling, orator for universal suffrage

In the nineteenth century, women were not expected to speak out in public and the few who gave speeches in public for a living were often castigated for breaking the social norms of piety, submission and domesticity. There were a few women orators early in the nineteenth century who could break out of that mold and be successful. One of the earliest of them was Mary Cole Walling who spoke out for universal suffrage during the chaotic years of the Civil War and Reconstruction Era.

Important Speech of Mrs. M.C. Walling on Reconstruction and Universal Suffrage, Delivered in the U.S. Senate, May 10, 1866

Author: Walling, M. [Mary] C. [Cole] Mrs.     

Title:  Important Speech of Mrs. M.C. Walling on Reconstruction and Universal Suffrage, Delivered in the U.S. Senate, May 10, 1866

Publisher: [Washington? D.C.] : [publisher not identified]

Date of Publication: [1866?]

CWBR Spring 2017 Issue Online Now

The Civil War Book Review, a quarterly journal published by the LSU Libraries' Special Collections Division, has released its Spring 2017 Issue at www.cwbr.com.

Welcome to the CWBR’s Spring 2017 issue. This issue’s feature reviews cover a wide range of topics that include the Atlantic slave trade, New England Brahmins, prison escapes, and popular memory.

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