BOOK: “Why They Marched” By Susan Ware

Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2019

Era: Post-Suffrage Era, Suffrage Era | Media: Author Interview, Book-Non-Fiction, Essay

From Harvard University Press comes Susan Ware‘s new book, Why They Marched, which trains its focus “beyond the national leadership of the suffrage movement” to “give voice to the thousands of women from different backgrounds, races, and religions whose local passion and protest resounded throughout the land.” Ware has written about parts of her work in the Washington Post history blog, arguing that black women need to be returned to the center of suffrage movement history. And Harvard Magazine published this feature about the book. Ware, a distinguished scholar, is leading the Schlesinger Library’s suffrage centennial commemoration initiative. Alex Kane interviewed her for, which can be found at this link. Among the early reviews of Why They Marched are these from Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly.

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