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What Can Historic Sites Tell Us about the Movement for Women’s Suffrage in New York State?
Volume 40, No. 5
August / September 2020

New York, then the nation’s most populous state, generated reform movements in the nineteenth century that swept across the country like whirlwinds, changing the face of America. Among them was the women’s rights movement. We all know the names of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and Carrie Chapman Catt. The first …

God and Woman Suffrage: In the Beginning
Volume 40, No. 5
August / September 2020

I have relied on the published proceedings of the Third National Woman’s Rights Convention in Syracuse, New York, 1852, available at https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011539064, and have chosen for consistency to use “woman’s rights” and “woman suffrage,” as the suffragists of this time did. Nineteenth-century quotes are transcribed with their original spelling and punctuation. All Bible quotes are …

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Introduction
Volume 36, No. 5
August / September 2016

“… Free Inquiry presents a large-scale
reappraisal of humanism’s outsized role in social-justice activism throughout
he twentieth century.”


Creative Minority Report: How the Humanist Movement Changed America
Volume 36, No. 5
August / September 2016

“… Sometimes directly, sometimes indirectly, a humanist movement—and its underlying ideals—helped to shape many of the major social-reform initiatives that would transform America’s political and cultural landscape during the twentieth century.”

Why I Am Pro-Abortion, Not Just Pro-Choice
Volume 36, No. 5
August / September 2016

Why be pro-abortion? Because of all the genuine, unquestioned goods it makes possible.


Introduction
Volume 36, No. 5
August / September 2016

“… Free Inquiry presents a large-scale
reappraisal of humanism’s outsized role in social-justice activism throughout
he twentieth century.”


Creative Minority Report: How the Humanist Movement Changed America
Volume 36, No. 5
August / September 2016

“… Sometimes directly, sometimes indirectly, a humanist movement—and its underlying ideals—helped to shape many of the major social-reform initiatives that would transform America’s political and cultural landscape during the twentieth century.”