Helen Ring Robinson: Colorado Senator and Suffragist (Timberline Books) (Hardcover)
Author Pat Pascoe, herself a former Colorado senator, uses newspapers, legislative materials, Robinson's published writings, and her own expertise as a legislator to craft the only biography of this contradictory and little-known woman. Robinson had complex politics as a suffragist, peace activist, international activist, and strong supporter of the war effort in World War I and a curious personal life with an often long-distance marriage to lawyer Ewing Robinson, yet close relationship with her stepdaughter, Alycon. Pascoe explores both of these worlds, although much of that personal life remains a mystery. This fascinating story will be a worthwhile read to anyone interested in Colorado history, women's history, labor history, or politics.
About the Author
A professional writer and former teacher, Pat Pascoe served twelve years in the Colorado State Senate, where she focused on education policy. More information about Pat and her career can be found at her website.
—Dottie Lamm, Former First Lady of Colorado
—Clé Cervi Symons, former editor, Cervi's Journal
-Pat Schroeder, Colorado's first Congresswoman
"This careful documentation on the little-known and gutsy achievements of the second woman in the world to serve as an elected state senator, dedicated to bettering lives of women and children, should be in every Colorado high school and college library so that current and future students may know what women have accomplished here. Pat Pascoe has produced a very readable work with many personal insights, exemplifying the tradition that past women are role models for future generations."
-Beverly Chico, Women's History, Regis University