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4-1 Discussion: Historical Context Hello Everyone! As I was reading a passage from Following the Money: Wealthy Women, Feminism, and the American Suffrage Movement I decided to use the following section of the article to look at historical causality: “The lack of money available to pay speakers was complicated by the unrealistic but idealistic idea that suffragists should volunteer their time for the cause. Quoting Wendell Phillips, Stanton claimed that "a reformer, to be conscientious, must be free from bread- winning." Suffrage associations were traditionally willing to hire paid organizers but usually did not pay their officers, who were expected to cover the costs of their correspondence and travel. [Only] well-off officers could do so.” Historical causality allows us draw current and historical events to their root causes. This passage helps to show historical causality by showing the connection between lacking money to fund speakers during that time and the idea that suffragists should volunteer their time for a cause.

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