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Margaret Culkin Banninng

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | March 18, 2019

Margaret Culkin Banning was born on this day in 1891 in Buffalo, MN. She would move to Duluth and become an author of over 30 books, largely dealing with women's roles, early feminism, and politics in novel form. This book "Spellbinders" was published in 1922; the four "spellbinders" in the book are women who undertake to organize other women to participate in politics.