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

Susan at Home

Posts December 2020

What did you like most about being settled in a home of your own?

My younger sister Mary was the principal of the Rochester schools. She and I had shared the home at 17 Madison Street in Rochester with our mother. From time to time we had tenants, as well. After mother’s death, Mary and I settled into our housekeeping arrangement with shared tasks, although I managed the cooking.

Our best improvement was to raise the roof to accommodate an office. I was able to employ a secretary to help with the correspondence and there was room as well for Mrs. Harper to work on my biography with all the materials readily at hand.

RECIPE—peach pudding

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