Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America

Paperback | April 15, 2014

byFaye E. Dudden

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The advocates of woman suffrage and black suffrage came to a bitter falling-out in the midst of Reconstruction, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton opposed the 15th Amendment because it granted the vote to black men but not to women. How did these two causes, so long allied, come to this? Based on extensive research, Fighting Chance is a major contribution to women's history and to 19th-century political history--a story of how idealists descended to racist betrayal and desperate failure.

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The advocates of woman suffrage and black suffrage came to a bitter falling-out in the midst of Reconstruction, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton opposed the 15th Amendment because it granted the vote to black men but not to women. How did these two causes, so long allied, come to this? Based on extensive research, Fighting Chance is...

Faye E. Dudden is Professor of History at Colgate University. Her previous books include Serving Women: Household Service in Nineteenth-Century America and Women in the American Theatre: Actresses and Audiences, 1790-1870, which won the George Freedley Memorial Prize.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:298 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:April 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. The Age is Ripe for the Woman Question2. Black Rights, Woman's Rights, and Civil War3. The "Negro's Hour"4. The Struggle for Equal Rights5. Kansas6. Revolutionary Journalism and Political Opportunism7. The Fight Over the Fifteenth AmendmentConclusionNotesSelected BibliographyIndex