Dr. Risk Publishes Article

  • July 28, 2015

Dr. Shannon Risk, associate professor of history, published "The Suffragists Come to Town: Elizabeth Upham Yates and the 1914 National American Woman Suffrage Association Convention in Nashville" in volume 86 of The Journal of East Tennessee History. Here is the abstract:

"The article focuses on the role of Elizabeth Upham Yates, president of Rhode Island Women's Suffrage Association, in promoting women's suffrage in the 46th annual convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) in Nashville, Tennessee from November 12-17, 1914. She is credited with campaigning for the passage of the proposed Nineteenth Amendment, encouraging federal and state government to pass presidential suffrage, and emphasizing full voting rights to women."