June 27, 2019

Today in History: Woman’s Rights Conventions

Today in History–May 28–the Library of Congress features the Woman's Rights Convention, held in Akron, Ohio on this date and May 29 in 1851. Convention topics included common law, education and labor, including wage inequities. Find out more about the early efforts of women's rights advocates by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access primary sources related to the 1851 convention and those that preceded and followed. The proceedings of the Woman's Rights … [Read more...]

Featured Image: A Cleverer Crow

Pughe, J. S. "He won't let go. A cleverer crow than the bird of Aesop's fable." 1908 May 13. Summary: In 1908, William Jennings Bryan was recommended by party members as the Democratic presidential nominee. Although very popular in the south and the west, many eastern Democrats opposed his nomination, citing both his two previous losses (1896 and 1900) and his newly formed radical ideas as reasons. The cartoon appeared before the Denver nominating convention, at a time when Bryan was making it … [Read more...]

Today in History: The Seneca Falls Convention

  Today in History–July 20–the Library of Congress features day two of the Seneca Falls Convention, the first women's rights convention, which was held July 19-20 in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York. Find out more about the fascinating women who convened there and their long struggle for equality visiting the Today (July 19) in History and Today (July 20) in History sections, then click the links below to access more resources related to the convention and woman suffrage. Day two of the … [Read more...]