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Title:
Women's suffrage
Author:
Stalcup, Brenda.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Greenhaven Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780737703269

9780737703252
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Book

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Summary

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The process of securing the right to vote for women was an important phase in feminism. Suffrage was first proposed as a part of a general declaration of the rights of women signed at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. Chapters in this anthology discuss the roots of the movement, its tactics and disagreements, opposition to the suffragists, and the impact of the Nineteenth Amendment on American society.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-This thorough survey offers excerpts from books that range in date from the 1600s through 1998. The broad spectrum of viewpoints results in a concise, objective picture of this topic. Much of the writing conveys not only the facts of how women's suffrage was achieved but also a sense of the personalities behind the struggle. Particu-larly interesting is Robert Cooney's piece, "A Lasting Affirmation of Democracy," in which he emphasizes the importance of the movement as "one of the most remarkable and successful nonviolent efforts to change ingrained social attitudes and institutions in the modern era." While the volume includes such familiar names and places as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Seneca Falls, Stalcup balances the book with articles about early African-American suffragists and militant suffragism. Inclusion of these varied histories has resulted in some repetition. Although all of the material is available in other sources, some of the original works are now out of print. The appendix supplies excerpts from 25 well-chosen documents. A few average-quality, black-and-white photos are scattered throughout. The book concludes with an accurate index, an inclusive chronology, and a topical bibliography. Overall, this is a solid addition to a field of study that is finally being recognized as an essential chapter in history.-Joanne K. Cecere, Highland High School, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Doris WeatherfordEleanor FlexnerMiriam GurkoBill SevernEllen Carol DuBoisAlice S. RossiRosalyn Terborg-PennAnne Firor Scott and Andrew MacKay ScottEllen Carol DuBoisBarbara Hilkert AndolsenAnastatia SimsAileen S. KraditorSusan E. MarshallChristine A. LunardiniEdith MayoSara Hunter GrahamMildred AdamsRobert CooneyNancy Y. Bekavac
Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 11
A Brief History of the Women's Suffrage Movementp. 14
Chapter 1 The Roots of the Women's Suffrage Movement
1. Forerunners: The Struggles of Early American Womenp. 41
2. Women's Involvement in the Anti-Slavery Movementp. 50
3. The World Anti-Slavery Convention: The Spark That Lit the Firep. 64
Chapter 2 Forming the Movement
1. The First Women's Rights Conventionp. 69
2. Suffrage: The Cornerstone of the Movementp. 78
3. The Working Relationship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthonyp. 86
4. Early African-American Suffragistsp. 92
Chapter 3 Tactics and Disagreements
1. The Division of the Movementp. 101
2. Protest at the Pollsp. 111
3. The Adoption of Racism as a Deliberate Strategyp. 122
Chapter 4 The Antisuffragists
1. The Various Factions of Antisuffragistsp. 134
2. Antisuffragist Argumentsp. 141
3. The Dilemma of the Antisuffrage Movementp. 150
Chapter 5 The Final Push for Women's Suffrage
1. The New Suffragistsp. 155
2. Militant Suffragismp. 165
3. The Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendmentp. 175
Chapter 6 The Impact of the Nineteenth Amendment
1. The Immediate Outcome of Women's Suffragep. 184
2. A Lasting Affirmation of Democracyp. 194
3. The Wave of the Futurep. 202
Discussion Questionsp. 211
Appendix of Documentsp. 214
Chronologyp. 240
For Further Researchp. 246
Indexp. 249