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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program


Women's Political Activism

Portrait Monument to Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony, U.S. Capitol.

"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."

—Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified August 18, 1920

The following speakers consider American women's political activism, including early claims to citizenship, the pursuit of voting and other civil rights, and service in public office.

Catherine Allgor
Catherine Allgor
Huntington Library
Jean Baker
Jean Baker
Goucher College
Martha Biondi
Martha Biondi
Northwestern University
Eileen Boris
Eileen Boris
University of California, Santa Barbara
Anne M. Boylan
Anne M. Boylan
University of Delaware
Barry Bradford
Barry Bradford
Independent historian
Ann D. Braude
Ann D. Braude
Harvard University
Victoria Bissell Brown
Victoria Bissell Brown
Grinnell College
Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Harvard University
Cathleen D. Cahill
Cathleen D. Cahill
University of New Mexico
William H. Chafe
William H. Chafe
Duke University
Bettye Collier-Thomas
Bettye Collier-Thomas
Temple University
Blanche Wiesen Cook
Blanche Wiesen Cook
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Nancy F. Cott
Nancy F. Cott
Harvard University
Sarah Deutsch
Sarah Deutsch
Duke University
Rachel Devlin
Rachel Devlin
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Thomas Dublin
Thomas Dublin
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Laura F. Edwards
Laura F. Edwards
Duke University
Ruth Feldstein
Ruth Feldstein
Rutgers University-Newark
Tiffany M. Gill
Tiffany M. Gill
University of Delaware
Lori D. Ginzberg
Lori D. Ginzberg
Penn State University
R. Marie Griffith
R. Marie Griffith
Washington University
Gayle Gullett
Gayle Gullett
Arizona State University
Sharon Harley
Sharon Harley
University of Maryland, College Park
Susan M. Hartmann
Susan M. Hartmann
Ohio State University
Nancy A. Hewitt
Nancy A. Hewitt
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
 Has Video Presentation
Joan Hoff
Joan Hoff
Montana State University, Bozeman
Linda K. Kerber
Linda K. Kerber
University of Iowa
Kathi Kern
Kathi Kern
University of Kentucky
Cynthia A. Kierner
Cynthia A. Kierner
George Mason University
Jennifer Lisa Klein
Jennifer Lisa Klein
Yale University
Jan Ellen Lewis
Jan Ellen Lewis
Rutgers University-Newark
Lisa G. Materson
Lisa G. Materson
University of California, Davis
Serena Mayeri
Serena Mayeri
University of Pennsylvania
Stephanie McCurry
Stephanie McCurry
Columbia University
 Has Audio Presentation
Barbara Molony
Barbara Molony
Santa Clara University
Maria E. Montoya
Maria E. Montoya
New York University and New York University Shanghai
Michelle Nickerson
Michelle Nickerson
Loyola University, Chicago
Annelise Orleck
Annelise Orleck
Dartmouth College
Lewis Perry
Lewis Perry
Saint Louis University
Sherie M. Randolph
Sherie M. Randolph
Georgia Institute of Technology
Naomi Rogers
Naomi Rogers
Yale University
Vicki L. Ruiz
Vicki L. Ruiz
University of California, Irvine
Andrea Sachs
Andrea Sachs
St. Paul Academy and Summit School
Jennifer Scanlon
Jennifer Scanlon
Bowdoin College
Donna C. Schuele
Donna C. Schuele
California State University, Los Angeles and UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Leslie A. Schwalm
Leslie A. Schwalm
University of Iowa
Marjorie J. Spruill
Marjorie J. Spruill
University of South Carolina
Landon R. Storrs
Landon R. Storrs
University of Iowa
Patricia Sullivan
Patricia Sullivan
University of South Carolina
Lisa Tetrault
Lisa Tetrault
Carnegie Mellon University
Lea VanderVelde
Lea VanderVelde
University of Iowa
Lara Vapnek
Lara Vapnek
St. John's University
Barbara Y. Welke
Barbara Y. Welke
University of Minnesota
Barbara Winslow
Barbara Winslow
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
University of California, Irvine
 Has Video Presentation
Rosemarie Zagarri
Rosemarie Zagarri
George Mason University
 Has Video Presentation