The East Brunswick Public Library is pleased to present the program “A Vote, A Voice: Women’s Suffrage and the Fight for Representation” on Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 pm. Scholar Lucia McMahon, PhD will speak about the long history of women’s activism over the course of the nineteenth century, to highlight the multi-faceted mosaic of the women’s suffrage movement.
Lucia McMahon, PhD is currently Professor and Chair of History at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, where she regularly teaches courses in historical methods, early national US history, and women’s history. Her research broadly focuses on women’s intellectual and educational history, with a particular focus on the recovery of relatively “unknown” women’s voices and experiences. McMahon is the author of several books and articles, including Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic (Cornell University Press, 2012), and The Journal of Rachel Van Dyke, 1810- 1811 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000).