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Volume Listing > Volume 41 > Two noteworthy Wisconsin women: Mrs. Ben Hooper and Ada James

Graves, Lawrence L. "Two noteworthy Wisconsin women: Mrs. Ben Hooper and Ada James"


Two Noteworthy Wisconsin Women, Mrs. Ben Hooper and Ada James: This article opens by reviewing the legal status of women before and after the 1921 equal rights law passed in Wisconsin, and then summarizes the careers of activists Jessie Jack Hooper (1865-1935) and Ada James (1876-1952). Hooper, of Oshkosh in Winnebago Co., was a leader of the Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Association; she later became the head of the Wisconsin League of Women Voters and an internationally known advocate of disarmament and world peace. James, of Richland Center, was president of the Political Equality League, 1911-1913, and active in many of the reform movements of the 1920s, including pacifism, the advocacy of birth control, and prohibition. Both women's careers are examined in the context of Robert M. La Follette (1855-1925) and his Progressive reforms. (6 pages)

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Citation: Graves, Lawrence L. "Two noteworthy Wisconsin women: Mrs. Ben Hooper and Ada James" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 41 /Issue: 3 (1957-1958)

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