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Author To Talk Massachusetts Suffragist Movement At Williams

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Barbara Berenson

Women have had the right to vote in the U.S. for a century — after a long and difficult battle that spanned generations. Barbara Berenson is the author of “Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers.” The core of the book is an argument that Bay State suffragists have been given short shrift by history, and that their efforts were on the bleeding edge of a national struggle. Berenson spoke to WAMC about her book and the overlap between suffragists and abolitionists ahead of her September 17th talk at Williams College.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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