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Author Talk: Brooke Kroeger, "The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get th...

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159 Main Street

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Join us Friday Sept 1st as Brooke Kroger discusses her latest book, "The Suffragents:How Women Used Men to Get the Vote"

6-7 PM at The East Hampton Library

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The Suffragents is the untold story of how some of New York’s most powerful men formed the Men’s League for Woman Suffrage, which grew between 1909 and 1917 from 150 founding members into a force of thousands across thirty-five states. Brooke Kroeger explores the formation of the League and the men who instigated it to involve themselves with the suffrage campaign, what they did at the behest of the movement’s female leadership, and why. She details the National American Woman Suffrage Association’s strategic decision to accept their organized help and then to deploy these influential new allies as suffrage foot soldiers, a role they accepted with uncommon grace. Led by such luminaries as Oswald Garrison Villard, John Dewey, Max Eastman, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and George Foster Peabody, members of the League worked the streets, the stage, the press, and the legislative and executive branches of government. In the process, they helped convince waffling politicians, a dismissive public, and a largely hostile press to support the women’s demand. Together, they swayed the course of history.

Brooke Kroeger is a journalist, author of five books, a professor of journalism at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and director of its MA unit, Global and Joint Program Studies, which she founded in 2007. The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote, is her latest, due out September 1, 2017.

Her previous book, Undercover Reporting: The Truth About Deception (2012), has a companion online database at undercoverreporting.org. She is also the author of the 1994 Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist; Fannie: The Talent for Success of Writer Fannie Hurst (1994); and Passing: When People Can’t Be Who They Are (2003.)

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