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*DIGITAL* Women’s Suffrage: Moral Advancement or Politics as Usual?

August 19, 2020
7:00 pm


Vermont Humanities Digital Channels
Two women with National Suffrage Association banner
Please note: this free event will be held on the Digital Programs portion of our website, our Facebook page, and our YouTube channel. The talk is part of our Fall Conference 2020.

The suffrage movement operated under two very different principles. Elizabeth Cady Stanton saw women’s suffrage as a right that had been unfairly denied to women, while Frederick Douglass saw women’s suffrage as a means to save the country’s soul.

This presentation considers both of these visions. Would women’s participation in politics improve the moral character of the nation? Or would politics degrade women voters?

About Meg Mott

After 20 years of teaching constitutional law and political theory at Marlboro College, Meg Mott has taken her love of argument to the general public. Since the 2016 election, Meg has been traveling around the Northeast presenting on the Constitution. Mott’s opinions on constitutional protections have appeared in the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, and the Brattleboro Reformer.

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Richelle Franzoni
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