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*DIGITAL* Women’s Suffrage: Moral Advancement or Politics as Usual?
August 19, 2020
Vermont Humanities Digital Channels
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.