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

1868-1872 "The Revolution": Susan Publishes a Newspaper to Influence Opinion and Policy. She Ends up in Debt.

Posts March 2020  PREVIEW:

Why did you want to publish a newspaper?

The masthead of my newspaper proclaimed “Principle, not policy; Justice, not favors” and “Men, their rights and nothing more; Woman, their rights and nothing less.”  I published the first issue on January 8, 1868, but for all our efforts we could not make it self-supporting, let alone profitable. I sold the paper in 1870 for $1 and assumed the $10,000 debt. It would take me ten years to repay.

RECIPE: To be selected

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