The Politics of Women s Suffrage

This collection is a reminder of the ways in which women have often encountered and battled a hostile political climate, but pushed forward with determination, skill, tenacity and optimism: resonating with the renewed interest in women's ...

Author: Alexandra Hughes-Johnson

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ISBN: 1912702991

Category: Women

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From 1832 to the present day, from the countryside in Wales to the Comintern in Moscow, from America to Finland and Ireland to Australia, from the girls' school to the stage, women's suffrage was the most significant challenge to the constitution since 1832, seeking not only to settle demands for inclusion and justice but to expand and redefine definitions of citizenship. This collection advances ongoing debates within suffrage history whilst also drawing on a range of new sources, different intellectual techniques and methodological approaches, which challenge established interpretations.With its focus on politics and political activism in its broadest sense, this collection makes a timely and substantial contribution to understanding the meaning of politics and political activism across the UK (and indeed, across the world) in this period, particularly as defined and experienced by women at the grassroots. This collection is a reminder of the ways in which women have often encountered and battled a hostile political climate, but pushed forward with determination, skill, tenacity and optimism: resonating with the renewed interest in women's history and feminist politics today.
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Women s Suffrage and Social Politics in the French Third Republic

The Description for this book, Women's Suffrage and Social Politics in the French Third Republic, will be forthcoming.

Author: Steven C. Hause

Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691054274

Category: Electronic books

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The Description for this book, Women's Suffrage and Social Politics in the French Third Republic, will be forthcoming.
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Sex Gender and the Politics of ERA

Beginning with a study of woman suffrage, the book shows how issues of sex, gender, race, and power remained potent weapons on the ERA battlefield.

Author: Donald G. Mathews

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195360109

Category: History

Page: 304

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Sex, Gender, and the Politics of ERA is the most profound and sensitive discussion to date of the way in which women responded to feminism. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Mathews and De Hart explore the fate of the ERA in North Carolina--one of the three states targeted by both sides as essential to ratification--to reveal the dynamics that stunned supporters across America. The authors insightfully link public discourse and private feelings, placing arguments used throughout the nation in the personal contexts of women who pleaded their cases for and against equality. Beginning with a study of woman suffrage, the book shows how issues of sex, gender, race, and power remained potent weapons on the ERA battlefield. The ideas of such vocal opponents as Phyllis Schlafly and Senator Sam Ervin set the perfect stage for mothers to confess their terror at the violation of their daughters in a post-ERA world, while the prospect of losing ratification to this terror impelled supporters to shed the white gloves of genteel lobbying for the combat boots of political in-fighting. In the end, the efforts of ERA supporters could neither outweigh the symbolic actions of its opponents nor weaken the resistance of those same legislators to further federal guarantees of equality. Ultimately, opponents succeeded in making equality for women seem dangerous. In thus explaining the ERA controversy, the authors brilliantly illuminate the many meanings of feminism for the American people.
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Counting Women s Ballots

Counting Women's Ballots provides a comprehensive account of how women voted in presidential elections immediately after suffrage.

Author: J. Kevin Corder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107140257

Category: History

Page: 250

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Counting Women's Ballots provides a comprehensive account of how women voted in presidential elections immediately after suffrage.
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Woman Suffrage and Women s Rights

DuBois (history, U. of California in Los Angeles) traces the trajectory of the suffrage story against the backdrop of changing attitudes to politics, citizenship, and gender, and the resultant tensions over such issues as slavery and ...

Author: Ellen Carol DuBois

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814719015

Category: History

Page: 309

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This volume represents a major contribution o the study of ethnic groups and will be of interest to academia, politicians, and all who are interested in issues relating to ethnic minorities, not only in Europe, but throughout the world.
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From Suffrage to the Senate

Profiles women from across the political spectrum who have served in the U.S. House and Senate, the judiciary, and the U.S. cabinet, and describes organizations, movements, issues, and allies of feminists from colonial times to the present.

Author: Suzanne O'Dea Schenken

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780874369601

Category: History

Page: 922

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Profiles women from across the political spectrum who have served in the U.S. House and Senate, the judiciary, and the U.S. cabinet, and describes organizations, movements, issues, and allies of feminists from colonial times to the present.
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100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment

Looking forward to the 100-year anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, this collection of original essays takes a long view of the past century of women's political engagement to gauge how much women have achieved in the ...

Author: Holly J. McCammon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190265168

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The year 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment giving many women in the United States the right to vote. The struggle for suffrage lasted over six decades and involved more than a million women; yet, even at the moment of the amendment's enactment, women's activists disagreed heartily over how much had been achieved, whether it was necessary for women to continue organizing for political rights, and what those political rights would bring. Looking forward to the 100-year anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, this collection of original essays takes a long view of the past century of women's political engagement to gauge how much women have achieved in the political arena. The volume looks back at the decades since women won the right to vote to analyze the changes, developments, and even continuities in women's roles in the broad political sphere. Ultimately, the book asks two important questions about the last 100 years of women's suffrage: 1) How did the Nineteenth Amendment alter the American political system? and 2) How has women's engagement in politics changed over the last 100 years? As the chapters reveal, while women have made substantial strides in the political realm--voting at higher rates than men and gaining prominent leadership roles--barriers to gender equality remain. Women continue to be underrepresented in political office and to confront gender bias in a myriad of political settings. The contributors also remind us of the important understanding to be gained from an intersectional perspective to women's political engagement. In particular, several chapters discuss the failure of the Nineteenth Amendment to provide full political rights and representation to African American, Latina, and poorer women. The work also considers women's extra-institutional activism in a wide variety of settings, including in the feminist, civil rights, environmental, and far-right movements. As the volume traces women's forceful presence and limitations in politics over the past century, it also helps us look forward to consider the next 100 years: what additional victories might be won and what new defeats will need women's response?
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The Politics of Tea and Theatre

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the members of the woman's suffrage movement in the United States and Britain looked to soften their hard masculine image given to them by the press and to increase participation in the ...

Author: Lisa M. Kelly

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ISBN: OCLC:501312653

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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the members of the woman's suffrage movement in the United States and Britain looked to soften their hard masculine image given to them by the press and to increase participation in the cause. They found that by including theatrical performances and benefits at meetings, and hosting tea socials afterwards, they could motivate many women to join without alienating or threatening men. This study looks at how tea socials and theatrical performances were used subversively to recruit new members, to debate ideas, and to disseminate information about the cause. Playwrights wrote plays that examined the questions and issues surrounding this movement, and upstart, female-operated theatre groups and social clubs presented these plays to the public, allowing the debate to reach a wider audience. Actresses themselves joined clubs to increase their presence in society, to help out other actresses, and to find political agency.
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Women s Suffrage The History of a Great Movement

"Women's Suffrage: History of a Great Movement", by Millicent Garrett Fawcett compares the tactics of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies in the United States of America and the Women's Social and Political Union in the UK. The ...

Author: Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026884859

Category: Social Science

Page: 81

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"Women's Suffrage: History of a Great Movement", by Millicent Garrett Fawcett compares the tactics of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies in the United States of America and the Women's Social and Political Union in the UK. The NUWSS and the WSPU between 1905 and 1911 adopted different election policies. Contents: The Beginnings Women's Suffrage Question in Parliament—first Stage Throwing the Women Overboard in 1884 Women's Suffrage in Greater Britain The Anti-suffragists The Militant Societies Recent Developments A Brief Review of the Women's Suffrage Movement Since Its Beginning in 1832
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