On the centennial of women's suffrage author Kimberly Hamlin delivers a biography of a rebellious spirit hailed as the “Harriett Beecher Stowe of Fallen Women." After being outed in Ohio newspapers for her affair with a married man, Helen Hamilton Gardner changed her name, moved to a new city, became a famous reformer, and, ultimately, the “most potent factor” in getting the 19th Amendment through Congress and the highest-ranking woman in federal government.
Author and Miami University History and Global and Intercultural Studies Associate Professor Kimberly Hamlin joins Cincinnati Edition to discuss her book "FREE THINKER: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener."
Kimberly Hamlin has a number of upcoming events including a talk at the Three Rivers Women's Club in Cleves, Ohio on September 15.
Listen to Cincinnati Edition live at noon M-F. Audio for this segment will be uploaded after 4 p.m. ET.
Never miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast: