Votes for Women: The Struggle for Suffrage Revisited

Paperback | March 15, 2002

EditorJean H. Baker

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In Votes For Women, Jean H. Baker has assembled an impressive collection of new scholarship on the struggle of American women for the suffrage. Each of the eleven essays illuminates some aspect of the long battle that lasted from the 1850s to the passage of the suffrage amendment in 1920. Fromthe movement's antecedents in the minds of women like Mary Wollstonecraft and Frances Wright, to the historic gathering at Seneca Falls in 1848, to the civil disobedience during World War I orchestrated by the National Woman's Party, the essential elements of this tumultuous story emerge in thesefinely-tuned chapters. So too do the themes and historical controversies about suffrage and its leaders, including Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, and Alice Paul. Contributors focus on how the suffrage battle was interwoven with constitutional issues at the federal andstate level and how the suffrage struggle played out in different regions, especially the West and the South, as well as the activities of opponents to women's voting. Baker's introductory essay sets the stage for revisiting suffrage by making explicit the similarities and differences ininterpretations of suffrage and shows how the movement intersected with other events in American history and cannot be studied in isolation from them. This volume is essential reading for those interested in American politics and women's formal participation in it.

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In Votes For Women, Jean H. Baker has assembled an impressive collection of new scholarship on the struggle of American women for the suffrage. Each of the eleven essays illuminates some aspect of the long battle that lasted from the 1850s to the passage of the suffrage amendment in 1920. Fromthe movement's antecedents in the minds of ...

Jean H. Baker is Professor of History at Goucher College. She is the author of Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography and The Stevensons: Biography of an American Family, among other books.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:March 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195130170

ISBN - 13:9780195130171

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"[V]otes for Women serves as a complete history of America's longest reform movement and would be excellent supplementary reading in many introductory American history and women's studies classes."--History: Reviews of New Books