Author Archives: Ruth Page Jones

About Ruth Page Jones

I am an independent Historian, writing and speaking on topics about community, the Midwest, and Woman Suffrage. I created this account as a Graduate Student UW Milwaukee. I graduated in December of 2015.

South Dakota’s Many Campaigns

Woman suffrage emerged as a political issue early in the history of Dakota Territory and later, South Dakota. After fifty years of struggle, the suffrage proponents finally persuaded the male voters to accept women as equals at the ballot box. … Continue reading

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Blogging about Woman Suffrage state campaigns

The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution opened voting rights to all citizens, regardless of sex. The amendment became law in 1920. Before that event, fifteen states and Alaska Territory had already enfranchised their female citizens. In my blog, … Continue reading

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The Wisconsin Campaign for Woman Suffrage

“Ceaseless, Unremitting Toil:” The Wisconsin Campaign for Woman Suffrage By Ruth Page Jones The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution Adopted on August 18, 1920, after ratification by thirty-six states: “The right of citizens of the United States to … Continue reading

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Why South Dakota and Wisconsin?

Most of my history writing covers topics in either South Dakota or Wisconsin. Why is that? Well, I lived in South Dakota the first twenty-four years of my life, most of that time in my hometown of Plankinton. After high … Continue reading

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Equality at the Ballot Box

Equality at the Ballot Box I wrote the chapter on school suffrage. Long before the Nineteenth Amendment passed, giving women equal voting rights, women in many states could vote on school matters and run for school offices. The book will … Continue reading

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New History Career

Since graduating in December of 2015 with a Masters in History, I’ve published a couple articles, attended several conferences, contributed to a book, and gone on the speaker circuit. A small section in my thesis about Woman Suffrage led to … Continue reading

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Public Lives of Rural Women

Thesis Methodology for Rural Women Project: I am researching the public lives of rural women in a small county in South Dakota during the frontier era, 1880-1920, as the topic of my master’s thesis in Public History at the University … Continue reading

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Becoming a Better Researcher

I’m on a mission to develop research management skills using technologies like Zotero. As I beta test my methodology on my master’s thesis, I’ll write about how well it works – how well it doesn’t. Blogs start July 13.

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Database Dissertation

Last week for my Digital History class I presented a digital history web site.  I chose this site because it focused on how to use a database methodology for conducting dissertation research. The Early American Foreign Service Database web site … Continue reading

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Wiki Work, Redux

Today I read seven articles on Wikipedia, written by historians, assigned by the professor of my Digital History class. I wish I’d read the articles before I practiced being a Wikipedia editor. Knowing nothing, I quickly reviewed a few tutorials … Continue reading

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