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February has Quaker Susan B. Anthony’s birthday, plus a Quaker woman’s cookbook!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY QUAKER SUSAN B. ANTHONY on February 15th…
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A link to an article about what happened when a judge in upstate New York told Quaker Susan B. Anthony to sit down and shut up during her trial for illegal voting in 1872 in Rochester, NY.

A VALENTINE DAY’S GIFT IDEA

Here’s a Valentine’s Day gift idea —a Quaker woman’s cookbook— that goes beyond chocolates and greeting cards. It’s a revised edition that brings home the concerns of Quaker women of the past. And there are plenty of Quaker women today heating up their stoves to produce goodies in the present.

If you’ve ever been to a Quaker Meeting potluck, you know what we’re talking about. Here’s an overview of the cookbook that’s helpful in figuring out why it might make a terrific gift. It’s a little early for Valentine’s Day, but not by much.

OVERVIEW OF THE QUAKER WOMEN’S COOKBOOK

“In this long-awaited paperback edition, food historian William Woys Weaver revises and expands the lengthy material that supplements a reprint of Elizabeth Ellicott Lea’s 1845 cookbook Domestic Cookery. In his introduction, Weaver reveals new information on Lea, her Quaker world, and her cookbook. A glossary traces the origins and histories of the foods in Lea’s book, placing them in cultural context. The cookbook is a quintessential example of rural American folk cookery of the nineteenth century, representing a mingling of southern Pennsylvania and Tidewater cuisine. Modern kitchen conversions are included.”

A RESOURCE FOR QUAKER WOMEN:

If you live in the Philadelphia area, you should know about Vision 2020 that has been in the process of planning special events and celebrations during August 2020. Our sister web platform, LetsRockTheCradle.com is a resource for writers, bloggers, journalists, teachers and others devoted to spreading the word about the 2020 women’s vote centennial. SuffrageCentennials.com is a partner of Vision 2020.

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