The Women's Rights Movement and the Finger Lakes Region

The Heart of New York State

This book tells the story of the Women's Rights Movement. It also offers a guide to places to see and things to do in the area around Seneca Fallls, the site of the first Women's Rights Convention held on July 20-21, 1848. A history of the Women's Rights Movement is provided from the first demands for the vote to the ratification of the "Susan B. Anthony" Amendment to the Constitution in 1920. The book highlights the leaders of the Women's Rights Movement in the united States as well as the activities of the Pankhurst family in England.

Emerson Klees of Rochester, NY

Emerson Klees is the editor / publisher of Cameo Press. He is also the author of thirty books, half about New York State and the Finger Lakes Region and half collective biographies of role models of human values, such as perseverance, motivation, determination, resilience, and creativity.  He has a B.S. in electrical engineering, Penn State University, major: electronics, a M.B.A. from New York University, major: management, minor: statistics, and a M.A. in English literature (creative writing track) from the State University of New York at Brockport. For six years, he was an adjunct professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology College of Business teaching courses in entrepreneurship and business organization.

      He is a member of the New Society of the Genesee Historical Association, past member of the New York State Historical Society and the Rochester / Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission, as well as past member and vice president of the New York State Regional Publishers Association. His awards include two first places and two second places in the E.  H. Corron National Historical Essay Contest. 

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