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Primary Source Material from 18th & 19th Century Publications
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Our April webinars will address two topics. The webinars on April 6th and 7th cover our seven part Civil War Collection. Our April 28th event covers COUNTER reporting.

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"Despite the assumptions of physical force, the mother has a sacred and commanding word to say to the sons who owe their life to her suffering. That word should now be heard, and answered to as never before."

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“Women think, write, and reason with an undisputed correctness of judgment. Yet the saying is, “her place is in the family circle.” If women have that refining influence, why not let go where it is needed? A man who would not respect a woman at the polls would have but little or no respect for her at home or any other place of personal contact. Our women should vote. The time is coming when universal suffrage will be granted to the women of this and other countries.”

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On January 28, 1908, author and activist Julia Ward Howe, famous for her composition, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” became the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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On January 25, 1890, Nellie Bly stepped of a train in New York just 72 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes, and 14 seconds after setting sail east to prove she could circle the globe in less than 80 days.

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This short guide appeared in the September 1880 issue of Matilda Joslyn Gage' National Citizen and Ballot Box newspaper.

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The Old Post Union, March 14, 1862
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