This research started looking at how progressive the Grange was in their fight for women’s suffrage, however as I dug deeper into the primary sources I found that they may be given too much praise. On paper, the Grange is progressive but when it comes to implementing these changes they are not progressive. This paper looks at the National Grange as well as both Ohio and Michigan State Granges’. This research focuses heavily on primary research. This involved traveling to Ohio State Grange headquarters multiple times, as well as working close with the National Grange in Washington D.C.
Eli Bosler is a recent graduate of Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in history. He plans to continue his education at Youngstown State University earning a graduate degree. When not in school he enjoys reading, dancing, and working on the farm.