Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820. This year-long blog celebrates not only her 200th birthday,
but also her work, life, and the progress toward universal woman's suffrage as well as the 100th anniversary
of the year-long effort to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment.

During this year I will be adding stories from my imagined kitchen conversations with Susan B. Anthony and recipes from her era.
I am beginning this week because on June 4, 1919, women were one step closer to getting the vote when the United States Congress
passed the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Just over a year later, on August 18, 1920, Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify,
thus achieving passage by the required three-fourths of the nation's then 48 states states.
By 1984 all of the states that had been in the union at the time had finally ratified the amendment.

As essays are added, I'll mark them as "POSTED" on this Overview page and provide a link through for the stories and recipes of this year of celebration.

RECIPE for Susan B. Anthony's favorite kind of Old Fashioned Sponge Cake is at the bottom of this post. Scroll down to find the easy-to-make recipe.

Monday, May 13, 2019

1854 Understanding Woman's Struggles from a Tavern Supper. Susan Petitions Across New York During Blizzards

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So before you fought for the right to vote, you sought economic equality for women?

Yes, and a stay at a tavern during a speaking tour renewed my dedication to economic equality. The young tavern-owner’s wife prepared a perfect dinner and then a fine breakfast for me. I paid her and watched as she gave every penny to her lout of a husband. So, I set out in January on a four-month petition tour of most of New York’s counties. I traveled on trains and slogged through blizzards and ice storms riding in sleighs, collecting signatures to change the state law so women could have equal property and parental rights.  There was no true freedom for woman without the possession of her property rights, and those rights could be obtained only through legislation.

RECIPE: To be selected

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