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1880s: Ten Reasons Why Women Should Vote


"Ten Reasons Why Women Should Vote"

by Maria Goodell Frost

Archives HC 04, part 1, Series 2, box 15, file 3


Maria Goodell Frost (1826–1899) was an ardent advocate of abolition, temperance, and women's rights. She studied at Oberlin College and married Rev. Lewis P. Frost (1821–1893). Their son William Goodell Frost (1854–1938) served as the third president of Berea College beginning in 1893. Shortly thereafter Maria Goodel Frost moved to Berea, where she died in 1899.

In the 1880s or early 1890s Frost wrote an essay titled "Ten Reasons Why Women Should Vote." An undated manuscript copy of that statement is in the Berea College archives along with the published copy shown to the left. (To read the article, click on the image, then again on the image in the page that follows. Click on the resulting image to enlarge the view.)