This book by Marguerite Kearns is gearing up for a launch by SUNY Press in June of 2021.
In preparation of the launch, there has been interest in reviews of this work that:
highlights the importance of “patriotic protest” in the nation’s history, including those attending and supporting the Declaration of Sentiments passed at the Seneca Falls women’s conference in 1848
2. the story of how social justice affected generations in the author’s family
3. that the decentralized or patchwork nature of the early women’s rights movement became a limitation within the movement itself
4. that we’re building on the work today of prior generations, some of whom worked their entire lifetimes for women’s voting rights
5. that the entire early women’s movement was marginalized and close to invisible during most of the 20th century, with the national centennial celebration in 2020 bringing out into the open a broader public understanding of the high and low points of an extraordinary effort
The American social reformer and activist Susan B. Anthony once said, “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.” We’ve made some progress when it comes to equality, but not without a struggle.
Because there’s still a long road ahead, everyone must come together every day to fight for what’s right. Here’s a gorgeous drink recipe to toast to to those who came before us, because I can’t think of a better reason to raise our glasses.
Toast with a lovely Berry Baby Bellini, a berry-scented and fizzy alcohol-free cocktail. This is a colorful drink that’s both fun and memorable, the perfect concoction for our very special toast.
Berry Baby Bellini Recipe Serves 5, time 5 minutes
1 cup assorted berries: blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, or similar
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 bottle of sparkling apple cider, alcohol-free
5 flute stemmed glasses or tall glasses
Add half the berries and sugar into a small bowl or container. Combine with a spoon and muddle until you get a smooth puree.
Add two teaspoons of berry puree to each glass and fill halfway with sparkling apple cider. Stir gently.
Add a few whole berries to each glass, top with cider, and serve.
About the author
Franco Salzillo is a food and wine writer, and a certified sommelier with ten years of experience in the hospitality industry. He’s at his best when recommending toasts to our US suffrage activists!
We’re celebrating Inez Milholland, the US suffrage martyr, who knew and worked with Edna Buckman Kearns in New York State suffrage organizing. There’s a chapter about Inez in the upcoming book, An Unfinished Revolution:Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rightsby Marguerite Kearns.
Writer Doris Stevens knew our national suffrage martyr Inez Milholland, and she wrote about her in her classic 1920 book, Jailed for Freedom.
Suffrage Wagon News Channel, our sister site, has been online since 2009. Edna Buckman Kearns knew Inez Milholland and worked with her in NYS. There is a story about Inez in the upcoming memoir and family history by Marguerite Kearns that is expected to be published in 2021 by SUNY Press in Albany, NY. Stay tuned!