Susan Goodier, Professor of History, SUNY Oneonta
Political cartoons have been used since the 18th century to succinctly illustrate contentious issues, and their use is still common in publications today.
The year 2017 is the centennial of women voting in New York State. Join Goodier for a multimedia program is based on suffrage and anti-suffrage cartoons drawn from a wide range of archives and published sources. Analyze the cartoons and discover anti-suffrage responses to suffrage contentions, and vice versa. Explore the value of the vote to the suffragists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries consider the value of the vote to people today.
This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the Humanities New York Public Scholars program.