Public History


You Don't Know History, Audio Podcast, Episode 10 “‘…a conforming reorganization of all social, political, and industrial interests…’ The U.S. Women’s Suffrage Movement,” February 9, 2021 Dr. Gunter sat down for a long chat with Michael McGuinness about woman suffrage in the United States from the abolition movement, the 14th and 15th Amendments, WWI, the 19th Amendment, the Civil Rights Movement, and the continuing fight for voting rights and fair elections today. Available on Patreon: https://bit.ly/374IlAF Available on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/3pct6fd Available on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/2NkurmM
"The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You: Have You Paid That Poll Tax," Not Even Past Digital Magazine, University of Texas Department of History, January 20, 2021. The University of Texas's Not Even Past magazine published a series contending with the school fight song, "The Eyes of Texas." My contribution discussed a League of Women Voters' poster bearing the phrase and a giant set of eyes encouraging women to pay their poll tax. Link: https://notevenpast.org/the-eyes-of-texas-are-upon-you-have-you-paid-that-poll-tax/ "There is Nothing Sacred About the Military Vote," History News Network, November 8, 2020 Here is my op-ed on historical efforts to disfranchise or manipulate military voters and why efforts to throw out military absentee ballots for political gain in 2020 were not without historical precedent. Link:  https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/178133 "But That Isn't The Whole Story," South Writ Large, Online Magazine, Summer 2020. The online magazine, South Writ Large, asked several writers for short pieces reflecting on women they admire in honor of the 2020 suffrage centennial. My piece, But that isn't the whole story,  reflects on the suffrage work of Minnie Fisher Cunningham, Christia Adair, and Jovita Idar. Link: https://southwritlarge.com/articles/but-that-isnt-the-whole-story/   "Suffering a Suffragist: An 1880s Romance, review of The Lady and the Texas by Bobbi Smith, Nursing Clio, Feb 2020. Nursing Clio's Romancing Clio Series, had historians read historical romance novels set in their eras or specialties! The romance novel I read was about a suffragists from Texas. Link: https://nursingclio.org/2020/02/20/suffering-a-suffragist-an-1880s-romance/