This newsletter was sent to all of the subscribers on Jim’s list (2,918) on Friday, January 25, 2019. The newsletter this week has a decidedly British flavor to it. That was not deliberate, but I’m pretty pleased with the way that things have turned out. How can you go wrong with Margaret Drabble, J.K. • Read More »
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Beginning the modern idea of the American West, the real target of Prohibition, and forensic science reform: newsletter, January 18, 2019January 21, 2019 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: newsletter, writers, writing.
This newsletter was sent to all of the subscribers on Jim’s list (2,927) on Friday, January 11, 2019. You may have heard this story already. When the newspaper in Portland, Maine, announced it would no longer pay freelancers to book write reviews, the most famous author among their readership — Stephen King, no • Read More »
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Kurt Vonnegut’s rules for writing, the Rommel myth, Becky Sharp and Baseball Joe: newsletter, January 11, 2019January 14, 2019 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: newsletter, writers, writing.
This newsletter was sent to all of the subscribers on Jim’s list (2,941) on Friday, January 11, 2019. The first full week of the New Year has been notable around here (East Tennessee) for what it wasn’t: It WAS NOT “a dark and stormy night.” For the first time since just about anyone • Read More »
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Several years ago I wrote a book about the 1913 Woman Suffrage Parade that was held on March 3, 1913, in Washington, D.C. It was the day before Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated. Not only did this event turn out to be a pivotal one in the history of the suffrage debate, but it also was • Read More »
Fighting poets, the public domain, the genius behind what you read as a kid, and the American cult of ignorance: newsletter, January 4, 2019January 7, 2019 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, journalism, newsletter.
This newsletter was sent to all of the subscribers on Jim’s list (2,940) on Friday, January 4, 2019. For me, the new year has seen the completion of at least one project, the continuation of several others, and the beginning of a new one. Here I’ll just talk about what’s been completed. Several years • Read More »
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March: Women’s History Month Plans for a gigantic suffrage parade along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., in 1913 began as soon as Alice Paul and Lucy Burns convince the National American Woman Suffrage Association to put them in charge of its Congressional Committee in late November 1912. Paul and Burns, who had been friends since • Read More »
The 1913 Washington Suffrage Parade. The Missouri Ladies Military Band of Maryville, Missouri, was a 35-member band that traveled more than 1,500 miles to participate in the parade. The band wore blue uniforms and impressed the onlookers with their music and their precision. The first picture is the band just before the parade began. The • Read More »
Women’s History Month: The 1913 Washington Suffrage Parade was led by Jane Burleson, the grand marshall of the parade. Burleson was a well-known horsewoman in Washington, and her confidence in the saddle is evident from this picture. Burleson led more than 5,000 parade participants up Pennsylvania Avenue and into a melee that changed the direction • Read More »
Seeing Suffrage: The Washington Suffrage Parade of 1913, Its Pictures, and Its Effect on the American Political LandscapeJune 27, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, Home.
The book chronicles the Washington suffrage parade of 1913, which took place on March 3, the day before Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated as president of the United States. On that Monday afternoon, more than 5,000 suffragists (mostly women but also a few men) marched up Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol Building to the U.S. Treasury Building in a dazzling and colorful display of their support for a Constitutional amendment that would allow women to vote.
The iPad edition of the book is nearly complete, and plans now are to have it available on the iBookstore by the first week in November. Because it is electronic and multimedia, the iPad edition will offer much more (and at a significantly lower price) than the print edition.
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One of the great pleasures of putting together the book Seeing Suffrage: The 1913 Washington Suffrage Parade, Its Photographs, and Its Effect on the American Political Landscape was taking a close look at the photographs that were available for the book. They were interesting and beautiful. But there was one that stands out as my favorite.