Franco-American Women's Suffrage Movement and Legislators
Beginning with info on the Canadian suffrage over the years...property-owning women having the vote, losing it, comparison/contrast in regard to what Camille Lessard Bissonnette was doing, she was an early adopter, 1910-1911...compared to the QC/Canadian women's movement which began in 1912...the usual barriers against suffrage and how Camille was not on the radar for the Maine women's suffrage at the time, early 1900s...why I wanted her in the exhibit at the Maine State Muse, this time around ...and then examining the women of Maine who have served in the Maine State Legislature, 33 found, thus far, serving since 1935!...and some bio info on a few...not all of them...history only makes sense when it connects to the present...and how we got here...
Côté Robbins, Rhea, "Franco-American Women's Suffrage Movement and Legislators" (2020). Franco-American Centre Franco-Américain Occasional Papers and Lectures. 11.