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Ink & Electricity lecture Thursday Nov. 12 at Monmouth

Monmouth used the cover of the odd crowd-sourced anthology, Heart Throbs: The Old Scrapbook. The editor asked newspaper readers to send in their favorite poems, etc., with the idea that they were tucked away inside scrapbooks. 38 more words

19th Century Media

Can Non-Residents Vote in Local Elections Where They Own Property?

For nearly two hundred years, voting has predominantly been tied to fixed residency: citizens are entitled to vote in the districts in which they live. While seemingly a fair and direct application of the principle, … 1,379 more words


Yes, give sixteen years old the vote

There was a debate in Australia just last week on whether sixteen year old’s should be given the right to vote after Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten came out in favour of it.  813 more words


Recalling Women's Fight for the Vote in Wisconsin

Nov. 5, 1912, was a bad day for Wisconsin women hoping to gain the vote in a statewide referendum.

Wisconsin voters (all male, by definition) shot down the suffrage question. 217 more words


Historical details

Check out Ann D. Gordon’s great blog, “Historical Details, It’s All in the“: wonderful stories which draw on her archivally deep knowledge of the lives and times of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

#51 - Author Chat: Michael Helquist

I recently sat down with author, historian, and activist, Michael Helquist, to discuss his newest book, Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions.  

Michael is a native Portlander but has been based in San Francisco since the early 80’s.   115 more words