Tag: Mary Wollstonecraft

Reading Mary Wollstonecraft led to lots of trouble—Suffrage Storytelling

Mary Wollstonecraft wrote in the 1700s in England about women’s rights. Her work influenced girls and women for generations. This personal story tells why….


Bess got in trouble for reading Mary Wollstonecraft—VIDEO and NEWS!

How Bess got in trouble for reading Mary Wollstonecraft! on Vimeo. Bess was Edna’s best friend when they lived in Germantown, a part of Philadelphia. And she plays an important part in the story about Edna and Wilmer Kearns, my grandparents. Mary Wollstonecraft’s book about women in the 1700s was a cutting edge work that influenced…


Episode 5. “Spirit of 1776” Suffrage Storytelling. Bess & Edna argue

Episode #5. Bess and Edna argue about marriage and other things on Vimeo. Bess and Edna may have been the best of friends, but often they didn’t agree. Edna read Mary Wollstonecraft’s classic work, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman because Bess insisted. And Edna agreed that when women were treated like second-class citizens, they…


Episode #4. “Spirit of 1776” suffrage storytelling. The books by Mary Wollstonecraft got Bess in trouble.

        Episode #4: How Bess got in trouble for reading Mary Wollstonecraft! on Vimeo. The problems for Bess started when her parents discovered a forbidden book under her bedroom mattress. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (1792) started Bess on the path of finding other books that presented the idea…


Episode 2 of “Suffrage Storytelling”: How Bess got in even more trouble!

Season 1 of “Suffrage Storytelling” reveals the lives of young women in 1903 on Vimeo. Whenever Edna Buckman could, she took the train to center city Philadelphia to meet her best friend Bess at the Market Street teahouse. Bess, the rebel, loved telling Edna stories after they took their seats and ordered from the menu. Edna…


How Bess got in trouble with her parents: Suffrage Wagon Cafe special program!

  Suffrage Storytelling is how we reach out to teachers, students & American history fans! on Vimeo. SUFFRAGE WAGON CAFE PROGRAM on Suffrage Storytelling by Marguerite Kearns, your cafe host. On the street where Edna grew up in Philadelphia, her best friend Bess became an outsider compared to most of the other young women interested…