Suffrage: The Epic Struggle for Women's Right to Vote

by
Susan L. Poulsonauthor

Susan L. Poulson is professor of U.S. history at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses in women's history and 20th century U.S. hHistory.

Suffrage: The Epic Struggle for Women's Right to Vote

20190831

Praeger

Pages 302
Topics Anthony, Susan B.;Douglass, Frederick;National American Woman Suffrage Association;Nineteenth Amendment;Paul, Alice;Seneca Falls Convention;Stanton, Elizabeth Cady;Stone, Lucy;Suffrage March of 1913;Truth, Sojourner;The Woman's Bible;American History: Politics

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Suffrage: The Epic Struggle for Women's Right to Vote

Author(s): Poulson, Susan;
Contributors: Poulson, Susan;
Abstract:

Four generations of women fought for the right to vote. This book shows how their grand reform effort overcame resistance from traditionalists fearing social decay, religious leaders citing scriptural prohibitions, and a stodgy political establishment reluctant to share power.


• Shows how women's rights came about not only because suffragists organized—they had been organized for decades to no avail—but also because the concept of womanhood expanded to accommodate a role for women outside the home and church

• Explains why suffrage came first and most easily in the West, which wanted to attract women settlers and valued their strength and independence, and most reluctantly in the South, where many feared that suffrage would undermine white supremacy

• Provides a finely nuanced view of sexism within the abolitionist movement and racism within the women's movement

• Addresses the challenges that early suffragists faced in getting women themselves to think that they deserved the vote

SortTitle: suffrage: the epic struggle for women's right to vote
Keyword(s): Anthony, Susan B.; Douglass, Frederick; National American Woman Suffrage Association; Nineteenth Amendment; Paul, Alice; Seneca Falls Convention; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady; Stone, Lucy; Suffrage March of 1913; Truth, Sojourner; The Woman's Bible; American History: Politics
Author Info:
Susan L. Poulsonauthor

Susan L. Poulson is professor of U.S. history at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses in women's history and 20th century U.S. hHistory.

eISBN-13: 9781440867897
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440867880
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 302
Publication Date: 20190831