Prologued: Women and the Vote

Analyzing the myth of the women's voting bloc

Season 1 of Prologued is hosted by Origins historian Sarah Paxton and analyzes the myth of the women's voting bloc. Now, as we wade through the 2020 election cycle and celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment granting American women the right to vote, it is the perfect time to re-evaluate the political and electoral history of women in the United States beginning all the way back with the American Revolution. Join us as we reveal critical conflicts between women's organizations, triumphs and setbacks, the women who were left behind, and what modern political processes can learn from the past.

Dr. Joan Flores-Villalobos, the University of Southern California (formerly of The Ohio State University)
Dr. Daniel Rivers, The Ohio State University
Dr. Lilia Fernandez, Rutgers University

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Written and hosted by Sarah Paxton. A transcript of this video is available here.

Video production by Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle, Laura Seeger, and Sarah Paxton. Audio production by Paul Kotheimer, College of Arts & Sciences Academic Technology Services. The Origins' editorial team includes Editors Nicholas Breyfogle, Steven Conn and David Steigerwald; Managing Editors Lauren Henry, Sarah Paxton and Brionna Mendoza; Associate Editor: Kristin Osborne.

We thank the Stanton Foundation for their funding of this and other Origins projects.