Dr. Patrick N. Allitt, Cahoon Family Professor of American History, recently penned an article for The Spectator titled “The women who paved the way for Hillary’s bid for the White House.” With an eye to the upcoming presidential election, Allitt surveys the long history of women from the United States in electoral politics as voters and candidates. Check out the excerpt below and the full article.
“American women, in other words, have been important to women’s participation in politics on both sides of the Atlantic. The outcome in November will show whether any office remains out of reach to female candidates. “