Iowa Files: Hysterical Legislation: The Early Years of Women's Suffrage in Iowa
In 1870, the Iowa Legislature passed a resolution that would have made it legal for women to vote after a second approval in 1872. In the intervening time, conflicts in the women’s movement caused upheaval and the second approval never came. What were these issues and just how progressive were Iowa suffragists? Join Kate Levasseur to learn about Iowa’s women suffragist leaders and their role both at home and on the national stage.
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