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Women and Adversity: Jane Stanford Co-founder...

February 22, 2018

Jane Lathrop Stanford experienced heartbreak and tragedy during her lifetime and had a tragic death. Born Jane Elizabeth Lathrop in 1828 in Albany, NY, she received an education, part of which was at the Albany Academy for Girls. She married Leland Stanford in 1850 and the couple moved to Port Washington, WI where Leland set up his law practice. After only two years, a fire destroyed his law firm, so the couple moved back to Albany. However, the gold rush was underway, so Leland m ...

Women and Adversity: Susan B. Anthony, Suffra...

February 8, 2018

In 1874 Susan Brownell Anthony asked the House Judiciary Committee to annul the $100 fine she received for voting in the 1872 presidential election. It was against the law for women to vote then ...

Women and Adversity: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, ...

January 25, 2018

No Women and Adversity blog post would be complete without one on Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an ally of Lucretia Mott. The two met at the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840, where both ...

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