Not necessarily a peaceful transition as is often depicted, discover the 72-year emotionally, physically, and politically taxing struggle that led to women's right to vote in the United States. Bring history to life as you learn about the movement that was so radical for its time that it was called "disgusting". With no access to the ballot box and little power to change her own circumstances, find out what convinced women in the 1840s that it was time to fight, and how they finally won the right to vote through rhetorical strategies. About the Presenter
Susan Trollinger is professor of English at the University of Dayton where she teaches courses on writing and rhetoric. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master's and PhD in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Pittsburgh. Her first book, Selling the Amish: The Tourism of Nostalgia (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012), explores Amish Country tourism especially in eastern Ohio. In her more than ten years of research for the book, she learned a great deal about Amish culture and its significance for all who are not Amish, which she enjoys sharing with others. Her second book, titled Righting America at the Creation Museum (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016) and co-authored with her husband, William Vance Trollinger, Jr., provides a close reading of the arguments and appeals at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky as well as situates those arguments and appeals within the long history of Protestant fundamentalism in the US. She has been interviewed in a number of media outlets including CSpan-2's BookTV, RadioWest, the Washington Post, and GQ. She is a presenter with the Ohio Humanities Speakers Bureau.