History Speaks: The Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Good Roads Movement in Illinois

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Presented by Naper Settlement at Naper Settlement, Naperville IL

Mar 10
History Speaks: The Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Good Roads Movement in Illinois

Is it a coincidence that the freedom to travel offered by the automobile expanded during the time when the Women’s Suffrage movement finally became more successful? The automobile freed women from the constraints of train timetables and the physical labor involved in hitching up a team of horses. Improved roads further facilitated the spread of the automobile and thus increased women’s freedoms. Illinois was a national leader in both the Good Roads movement and the Women’s Suffrage

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