Remembering Inez: The Last Campaign of Inez Milholland, Suffrage Martyr
Robert P.J. Cooney Jr. "Remembering Inez: The Last Campaign of Inez Milholland, Suffrage Martyr." American Graphic Press: Half Moon Bay, California, 2015.
Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Book-Non-Fiction
Remembering Inez: The Last Campaign of Inez Milholland, Suffrage Martyr focuses on the last days of the life of Inez Millholland, a leading campaigner for suffrage who died in 1912 at the age of 30.
A summary from the publisher of Robert P.J. Cooney Jr.’s book explains:
Remembering Inez: The Last Campaign of Inez Milholland, Suffrage Martyr tells the story of 30-year-old New York attorney’s final speaking tour of the western states campaigning for Votes for Women. Refusing to stop despite failing health, Inez collapsed on a Los Angeles stage and died a month later of pernicious anemia. Her comrades proclaimed her a martyr to the cause of women’s rights and honored her memory with a great Memorial in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol on Christmas Day 1916.
Remembering Inez contains articles and memories, her eulogy by suffragist Maud Younger, and the classic speech that Inez refined during her final weeks, her “Appeal to the Women Voters of the West.” The book includes over 24 photographs of Inez and her times and closes with a poem in her memory by Carl Sandburg.
Cooney’s book also has a stand-alone website featuring photographs of Milholland, speeches, a short biography and more.
You can order the book here.