Women

100th Anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage March on Washington

Much of the discussion about women’s suffrage tends to focus on England, the Pankhursts, and their militant tactics, but the battle for the vote raged just as vehemently in the United States. If you follow my Twitter account, I spent most of the weekend (sorry Dowager Countess!) retweeting links to articles and pictures of the …

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Education

Working Your Way Through Princeton University in the 1890s

Professor W.M. Sloane, a member of the Princeton faculty, undertook the task of refuting claims that not only was Princeton was the bastion of the elite, but that young men of limited means could never attend the university. These are the letters he compiled from new graduates (note, according this inflation calculator, $1 in 1896 …

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