We need help with building a series of biographical sketches as part of the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project. The sketches will later be edited by Dr. Melanie Goan for inclusion later in Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 (Alexander Street Press).
I’m seeking fellow panelists for the 2016 Western Association of Women Historians conference in Denver, CO. The conference will be held May 12-14. For more information on the conference and CFP I’ll direct you to the website:
In the last ten months, the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project has digitized and uploaded nearly 80,000 pages of Progressive Era Connecticut newspapers to the free, keyword-searchable digital archive Chronicling America.
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[From author Joseph Bilby]
February 10, 1843: As the Philadelphia ferry docked at Camden, self proclaimed “ladies man” Mahlon Hutchinson Heberton was shot dead by a Paterson-made Colt revolver in the hands of Singleton Mercer, in revenge for Heberton’s seduction of Mercer’s sixteen-year-old sister Sarah. A New Jersey jury subsequently acquitted Mercer of murder on the grounds that he was mentally unstable, due, one physician testified, to constipation.
[From author Joe Bilby]
CALL FOR PANELISTS: Organization of American Historians 2016 Annual Conference
Providence, Rhode Island
April 7-10, 2016
Great topic! I don't usually go the OAH, but this is tempting. I found many instances of women's rights activists bridging domestic and political work through their scrapbooks. You might want to take a look at my chapter on women's rights scrapbooks, in Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance.