Women’s Suffrage


In the fight for abolition of slavery, the question of citizenship arose frequently, specifically, the question of suffrage, or the right to cast a vote in Federal, State, and local elections. Early on, people seeking the vote for those without land, of African or Indigenous heritage, and for women found common cause in the Abolitionist movement…More

Notable Nantucket Women

Quakerism, with its emphasis on universal education, female participation in business, and other factors, contributed to a high degree of independence among Nantucket women…More

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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