" there was ..." Quote of Alice Foote MacDougall

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
... there was already too much ignorance in government. I could see no good in increasing the illiterate, uneducated vote.
Alice Foote MacDougall
Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945), U.S. businesswoman. The Autobiography of a Business Woman, ch. 3 (1928). The successful, self-made, New York City business entrepreneur was explaining her opposition to woman suffrage. It is not clear why she considered women to be preponderantly "illiterate" and "uneducated."
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