Votes for Women! The American Woman Suffrage Movement and the Nineteenth Amendment: A Reference Guide

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Marion W. Roydhouseauthor

Marion W. Roydhouse, PhD, is emerita professor of history and founding director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning at Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA.

Votes for Women! The American Woman Suffrage Movement and the Nineteenth Amendment: A Reference Guide

20200731

ABC-CLIO

Pages 348
Topics Abolition;African American Women and Suffrage;Civil War, The;Failure of the 15th Amendment to Include Women's Vote;Impact of the 19th Amendment;Issue of Race and the Southern Suffrage Campaigns;Lobbyists during World War I;Militant Suffragists;Minor v. Happersett (1875)

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Votes for Women! The American Woman Suffrage Movement and the Nineteenth Amendment: A Reference Guide

Author(s): Roydhouse, Marion;
Contributors: Roydhouse, Marion;
Abstract:

This contextual narrative of the 70-year-long history of the woman suffrage movement in the United States demonstrates how an important mass political and social movement coalesced into a political force despite class, racial, ethnic, religious, and regional barriers.

Votes for Women! provides an updated consideration of the questions raised by the mass movement to gain equality and access to power in our democracy. It interprets the campaigns for woman suffrage from the 1830s until 1920, analyzes the impact of the 19th amendment, and presents primary documents to allow a glimpse into the minds of those who campaigned for and against woman suffrage.

The book's examination of the 70-year woman suffrage campaign movement shows how the movement faced enormous barriers, was perceived as threatening the very core of accepted beliefs, and was a struggle that showcased the efforts of strong protagonists and brilliant organizers who were intellectually innovative and yet were reflective of the great divides of race, ethnicity, religion, economics, and region existing across the nation. Included within the narrative section are biographies of significant personalities in the movement, such as militant Alice Paul and anti-suffragist Ida Tarbell as well as more commonly known leaders Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.


  • Documents how suffragists managed to create large, politically sophisticated organizations that conducted massive campaigns without the benefit of modern technology, eventually triumphing over deeply held social conventions, religious beliefs, and strong anti-suffrage opposition
  • Includes primary documents that enable readers to hear the voices of the men and women fighting for and against woman suffrage
  • Puts the woman suffrage movement in the context of a wider struggle for universal suffrage and democracy, which was fought from the time of the American Revolution through the 20th century
  • Provides a readable analysis of the suffrage movement that extends far beyond the traditional focus on a handful of familiar figures, widening the scope to include the Western campaigns; addressing internal conflict over race, class, ethnic, and religious differences; and presents a more balanced interpretation of the militant suffragists
  • Supplies a chronology of major events, bibliography, and listing of online resources that add to understanding of the long battle and guide further exploration of the subject

SortTitle: votes for women! the american woman suffrage movement and the nineteenth amendment: a reference guide
Keyword(s): Abolition; African American Women and Suffrage; Civil War, The; Failure of the 15th Amendment to Include Women's Vote; Impact of the 19th Amendment; Issue of Race and the Southern Suffrage Campaigns; Lobbyists during World War I; Militant Suffragists; Minor v. Happersett (1875)
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Marion W. Roydhouseauthor

Marion W. Roydhouse, PhD, is emerita professor of history and founding director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning at Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA.

eISBN-13: 9781440836718
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440836701
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 348
Publication Date: 20200731
Series: Guides to Historic Events in America