snapshot 1904

Mother Antonia: Worked on draft 2. Ran into an unexpected obstacle when I tried to come up with a snapshot of women’s rights in Minnesota in 1904. Obviously women couldn’t vote in state and national elections, but what else were they formally barred from doing on the basis of sex? There are lists like this one on CNN cataloging discriminatory practices that lasted quite late, but nothing I could find for the period I’m concerned about. If nothing else, the search yielded a 1916 Yale Law Journal article arguing that states where only men could vote were capable of passing legislation promoting women’s rights, written by an author with the they-just-don’t-make-them-like-they-used-to name of Epaphroditus Peck.

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