It's official: "Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall," is now available for purchase!
This title kicks off our Hidden History series of e-books, which highlights buried treasures from the magazine's archives. In this entry, we bring you some memorable writing from the suffragist, Civil Rights, and LGBTQ equality movements,
To commemorate the release of the e-book we thought to whet your appetite by posting this short, sweet and sassy contribution from none other than Jane Addams, published on April 19, 1912, which you can also find in the e-book:
What would be the state of the masculine mind if the voting women should present to them only the following half-dozen objections, which are unhappily so familiar to many of us?
First--Men would find politics corrupting
Second--They would vote as their wives and mothers did.
Third--Men's suffrage would only double the vote without changing the results.
Fourth--Men's suffrage would diminish the respect for men.
Fifth--Most men do not want to vote.
Sixth--The best men would not vote.
Want more? This is just a small taste of the Suffragist writing offered in "Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall." For more information about how to purchase this title and the Hidden History series, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erik Lorenzsonn is an editorial intern at The Progressive.