“I believe in women, especially thinking women.”
These timeless words from Emmeline B. Wells, Utah’s premier suffragist, aptly capture the passion and power women have to be a force for change in their own lives. With rich, historical images and an easy-to-follow timeline format, this book honors many of those “thinking” women and men in Utah’s history who were ardently committed to the political, educational, and professional advancement of women.
Follow along through Utah’s suffrage story and see Utah women in 1870 become the first in America to vote with equal suffrage, meet a polygamous wife who became the first female state senator, and read stories of pioneering women up through 1920 when the Nineteenth Amendment extended women’s suffrage nationwide. With each fascinating chapter, you’ll gain a better understanding of Utah’s rich cultural heritage of women’s advocacy and will be inspired to become an active force for good in your own community today.