A pioneer in the field of women’s history and a leading feminist biographer, Susan Ware is the author and editor of numerous books on twentieth-century US history. Educated at Wellesley College and Harvard University, she has taught at New York University and Harvard, where she served as editor of the biographical dictionary Notable American Women: Completing the Twentieth Century (2004). Since 2012, she has served as the general editor of the American National Biography. Ware has long been associated with the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study where she serves as the Honorary Women’s Suffrage Centennial Historian. The Library of America will publish a women’s suffrage anthology edited by Ware in 2020.
Interviews with Susan Ware
The Myth of Seneca Falls
by Lisa Tetrault
The Concise History of Woman Suffrage
by Mari Jo Buhle & Paul Buhle
All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900
by Martha S. Jones
The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
by Elaine Weiss
The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States
by Alexander Keyssar
How many suffragists can you name? Feminist historian Susan Ware, author of a new history of the American women’s suffrage movement, urges us to remember how important suffrage was in the fight for women’s rights, on the cusp of its US centennial—and reveals the story of women getting the right to vote didn’t just begin at Seneca Falls.