Long Island and the Woman Suffrage Movement

LI Suffrage cover

Home to the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association

Welcome to my page devoted to the study and celebration of the woman suffrage movement on Long Island and throughout the nation. My latest book, Long Island and the Woman Suffrage Movement, can be purchased at the History Press website (www.historypress.net) or wherever fine books are sold.

This page is now also the home of the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, formed to coordinate celebration of the centennial of New York women winning the vote in 2017, as well as the national celebration of the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment in 2020.  We hope you will join us in these celebrations, so keep checking back on the page to see our progress and plans.

In the meantime, please browse the site, check on the latest posts, feel free to make suggestions and comments, and do scroll through the list Helpful Links that offers a treasure trove of information about the history of the movement, and what’s going on in celebration of its history today.


Antonia Petrash

5 Responses

  1. Marguerite Kearns May 26, 2013 at 5:28 pm | | Reply

    I look forward to your book. Finally, these Long Island suffrage stories are seeing the light of day. Your book represents an enormous leap. Let me know when the publisher gives you a green light. All the best!

  2. Susan Furfaro May 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm | | Reply

    I belong to the American Association of University Women, Islip Area Branch. We have a standing committee researching Long Island women suffragists, particularly those in Suffolk County, and will be most interested in ordering your book. Thank you in advance for your efforts!

  3. johnsr June 29, 2013 at 5:32 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations on your continued contribution documenting great women in our country. We are looking forward to reading your latest book. Thank you for the memorabilia. You are a “true” historian.

  4. Teri Gay August 1, 2013 at 12:39 pm | | Reply

    Antonia – Your new book about the Long Island woman suffrage movement is superb! It is beautifully written, expertly researched, and really brings the stories of LI’s suffragettes to life in a truly significant way. You have reminded the world that, while the national suffragists (Susan B., Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, and all the rest) were OF COURSE instrumental in winning “votes for women,” the LOCAL and REGIONAL suffrage movements across the US made a crucial contribution to achievement of female enfranchisement. You tell the LI story with such “heart” and passion. Thank you for writing this marvelous book! Congratulations!

  5. Will Sparks, Class of 1973 June 1, 2014 at 3:02 pm | | Reply

    Ms. Petrash, I was impressed by your presentation recently at the Nassau County Bar Association. If only members of another group I belong to, Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities(SPLIA) had been able to convince our local and state governments to save more of the beautiful homes on the Island where so many of the momentous events you describe for all time took place, it would be great. That said, your story needs to be told. Best regards, Will Sparks

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