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Local author Chris Enss introduces her newest book No Place for a Woman at our Tuesday, February 18th luncheon
Ratified August 18, 1920
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
The women’s suffrage movement officially began in 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York – a public meeting convened to discuss the social, civic, and religious rights of women. And then the 72 year historic fight to obtain the vote for women began to unfold.
Local best-selling author and western history buff, Chris Enss will highlight all the details – the women, the issues, the decisions behind and culminating in Nevada City’s own, US Senator Aaron Sargent’s successful resolution to amend the Constitution to provide women’s suffrage.
No Place for a Woman, the Struggle for Suffrage in the Wild West is Enss’ newest book. Chris Enss tells a story which captivates and entertains. You’ll win friends and influence people when you can cite the reasons women in the Wyoming territory could vote in 1869 and women in the Utah territory got the vote in 1870, or how it was that Senator Sargent first introduced the Susan B. Anthony Amendment in 1878. How is it that women in Colorado, then Idaho, and Washington, gained suffrage before our California sisters? Perhaps a 1911 massive campaign in California paid off.
We’ll learn that those women of the wild west worked hard to get the right to vote. Shouldn’t we work equally hard to get out the vote today?
Chris Enss is a New York Times best selling author who has been writing about women of the Old West for more than twenty years. She has penned more than forty published books on the subject. Her work has been honored with five Will Rogers medallion Awards, an Elmer Kelton Book Award, an Oklahoma Center for the Book Award, and was a Western Writers of America Spur Finalist. Ms. Enss will have her books available for purchase at our luncheon.
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