OH Blog and News

This is Our New Deal, by Pat Williamsen

Published: April 14, 2020

  On March 27, Congress passed the CARES Act, the stimulus relief program to shore up the US economy which has ground to a halt in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.  Tucked within that $2 trillion package is $75million for the National Endowment for… Read More

From Razorbacks to Poland China, by Robert Gioielli

Published: July 9, 2020

NGLISH LIVESTOCK WRITER WILLIAM YOUATT did not like American pigs. Writing in 1847, he commented that with their “long peaked snouts, coarse heads, thin chests, narrow shoulders, sharp backs, slab sides, meager diminutive hams, big legs, clumped feet, the hide of a rhinoceros, the hair and bristles of a porcupine,… Read More

Memoirs of American Heritage, by Rob Colby 

Published: July 8, 2020

I recently finished reading three memoirs about prominent East Coast WASP families and how the nineteenth- and twentieth-century legacies of these once proud and wealthy clans played out in the lives of their descendants: George Howe Colt’s The Big House: A Century… Read More

Conversations at Home: Alice Paul

Published: July 7, 2020

  “I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.” —Alice Paul   Join the conversation! Leslie Goddard speaks about “Alice Paul, Non-violent Protest, and the Women’s Suffrage Movement,” Tuesday, July 28… Read More

Podcast: Rebels in Corsets with Susan Trollinger

Published: July 6, 2020

Susan Trollinger is professor of rhetoric and writing at the University of Dayton. She joins host Rachel Hopkin for this podcast, in which she discusses some of the rhetorical devices deployed by women fighting for the right to vote. Listen here. Join the conversation! Susan Trollinger will present a… Read More

What We’re Reading – Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener, by Kimberly A. Hamlin

Published: July 3, 2020

By Pat Williamsen With the publication of Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener, Kimberly A. Hamlin introduces readers to one the most important suffragists we’ve never heard of. While the efforts of many individuals secured voting rights for women, one of her peers called… Read More

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