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    Neylan McBaine

ISBN: 9781629727363


Pioneering the Vote: The Untold Story of Suffragists in Utah and the West

by: Neylan McBaine

In 1895, Utah’s leading suffragist, Emmeline B. Wells, welcomed her friends Susan B. Anthony and Reverend Anna Howard Shaw to a gathering of more than 8,000 people from around the West at the Rocky Mountain Suffrage Convention. They were there to celebrate the suffrage movement’s recent wins and strategize their next triumphs. Pioneering the Vote tells the remarkable, largely unknown story of the early suffrage victories that happened in states and territories in the American West. With the encouragement of the eastern leaders, women from Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho came together in a unique moment of friendship and unified purpose to secure the vote for women in America.

Told in alternating fiction and non-fiction narratives, this book offers a rare look at the suffrage movement from the point of view of the women in the western United States. With 2020 marking the centennial of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, join with these remarkable figures from the past to celebrate women’s right to vote.

Meet the Author
As CEO of the Better Days 2020 non-profit, which popularizes women’s history through education, legislation, events, and the arts, Neylan McBaine has become a leader in speaking and writing about women’s leadership and the U.S. suffrage movement, with a specific focus on Utah and the West’s early role in that movement. As a TEDx presenter, columnist, and writer, Neylan has been called a “change agent” and “uniquely important.” Neylan is a graduate of Yale University and a mother to three daughters, and lives in Salt Lake City.
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About This Book

ISBN: 9781629727363
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publish Date: 2020
Page Count: 240