Pioneering the Vote
The Untold Story of Suffragists in Utah and the West
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In 1895, Utah's leading suffragist, Emmeline B. Wells, welcomed her friends Susan B. Anthony and Reverend Anna Howard Shaw to a gathering of more than 8,000 people from around the nation at the Rocky Mountain Suffrage Convention. They were there to celebrate the suffrage movement's recent wins and strategize their next triumphs. Pioneering the Vote tells the remarkable, largely unknown story of the early suffrage victories that happened in states and territories in the American West. With the encouragement of the Eastern leaders, women from Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho came together in a unique moment of friendship and unified purpose to secure the vote for women in America.
Shadow Mountain, 9781629727363, 240pp.
Publication Date: August 4, 2020
About the Author
Neylan McBaine was born and raised in New York City. Her mother was a singer with the Metropolitan Opera, and she spent much of her childhood at that location. She graduated from the Chapin School and studied piano at the Juilliard School. She then graduated from Yale University in English literature. She currently lives in Utah with her husband and three young daughters. As a writer, Neylan has been published in Newsweek, Patheos.com, BustedHalo.com, the Washington Post's "On Faith" religion blog, among others. Neylan is also the CEO of Better Days 2020, an organization dedicated to celebrating women's history by popularizing the past in creative and communal ways. Through the Seneca Council, she works with companies to maximize the recruitment and retention of women in their workforces.