Classic Episode: A Controversial Woman


Who really was Susan B. Anthony, figurehead of American women's suffrage? In celebration of her birthday, Cristen and Caroline explore Anthony's fascinating biography and the less well-known, controversial aspects of her singleminded crusade for the women's vote.

Episode sources:

"Susan B. Anthony" by American Experience. PBS. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/1900/peopleevents/pande24.html

"Biography of Susan B. Anthony." National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. http://susanbanthonyhouse.org/her-story/biography.php

"Legal Strategies of Susan B. Anthony." PBS. http://www.pbs.org/stantonanthony/resources/index.html?body=legal_strategies.html

"Susan B. Anthony is convicted for casting a ballot" by Deborah Enix-Ross. Nov. 01, 2013. American Bar Association Journal. http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/susan_b._anthony_is_convicted_for_casting_a_ballot

"Black Women & the Suffrage Movement." Landmarks of the Civil Rights Movement. Wesleyan University. http://www.wesleyan.edu/mlk/posters/suffrage.html

"Rights For Women -- The Suffrage Movement and Its Leaders." The National Women's History Museum. http://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/rightsforwomen/index.html

"Susan B. Anthony, against abortion?" by Tracy Clark-Flory. Oct. 06, 2006. Salon. http://www.salon.com/2006/10/06/anthony/

"Was Susan B. Anthony "Pro Life"?" by Lauren Feeney. Sept. 21, 2012. Moyers & Company. http://billmoyers.com/2012/09/21/was-susan-b-anthony-pro-life/

Academic insights:

"Beneath the Suffrage Narrative" by Grace Farrell. 2006. Canadian Review of American Studies. http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/canadian_review_of_american_studies/v036/36.1farrell.pdf

Topics in this Podcast: suffrage, women's rights, abolition, women's history, feminism