Where does the suffrage movement fit within the longer tradition of American intellectual history? The recent generation of scholars have broadened the scope of what counts in the history of ideas, emphasizing the place of women, people of color, and the non-elite; simultaneously, scholars of the suffrage movement have done the same by de-centering elite, Protestant, east coast, white women who had previously been given primary space. How do these two scholarly trajectories interact? This panel will meditate on the place of the suffrage movement within the American intellectual tradition, examining how the fight for political voice and representation both reaffirms and challenges broader historiographical questions.
Please join us for a special roundtable co-sponsored by the Mormon History Association and featuring Katherine Kitterman (Better Days 2020), Benjamin E. Park (Sam Houston State University), Martha S. Jones (The Johns Hopkins University), Cathleen D. Cahill (Penn State University), Sara Egge (Centre College), and Allison K. Lange (Wentworth Institute of Technology).