In “The Lippitts of Rhode Island: Anti-suffrage and Female Political Activism,” Carrie Taylor examines the public activism of several women members of the wealthy, politically influential Lippitt family of Rhode Island. In the nineteenth-century, Mary Ann Balch Lippitt was an activist on behalf of education for hearing-impaired individuals; her daughter, Mary Lippitt Steedman, and daughter-in-law, Margaret Farnum Lippitt, were both active in the Rhode Island Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage that emerged in the state in the early twentieth-century. Taylor details the Lippitt women’s activism with its roots in the nineteenth-century “cult of true womanhood.” Carrie E. Taylor is the director of the Lippitt House Museum in Providence, R.I. She has an M.A. in public history from the University of South Carolina and previously worked at Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Atlanta History Center.
Taylor, Carrie E.
"The Lippitts of Rhode Island: Anti-suffrage and Female Political Activism,"
Newport History: Vol. 93
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol93/iss282/5