From Ladies to Women: The Organized Struggle for Women's Rights in the Reconstruction Era

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Unlike most leading works that focus on a broad spectrum of the woman's rights movement, Israel Kugler's volume provides an in-depth analysis of the drive for equalty for women during a specific, influential era in American history: the pioneering efforts of woman's rights organizations in the post-Civil War period. With the war against slavery at an end, the Reconstruction Era was hailed by women leaders, who had been active in the Union cause, as the time for the establishment of equal rights for all ...

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Overview

Unlike most leading works that focus on a broad spectrum of the woman's rights movement, Israel Kugler's volume provides an in-depth analysis of the drive for equalty for women during a specific, influential era in American history: the pioneering efforts of woman's rights organizations in the post-Civil War period. With the war against slavery at an end, the Reconstruction Era was hailed by women leaders, who had been active in the Union cause, as the time for the establishment of equal rights for all humanity--men and women alike. It was this historic period that saw the creation of permanent woman's rights organizations dedicated to a specific goal--that of woman suffrage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313252396
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/1987
  • Series: Contributions in Women's Studies Series , #77
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

ISRAEL KUGLER is Professor Emeritus of Social Science at the City University of New York.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part One. Setting the Stage--Through the Civil War

Precursors

Changes in Woman's Status

Part Two. Reconstruction--The Dawn of a New Day?

The Political and Economic Stakes in the War's Aftermath

Toward Organizing--The Woman's Rights Convention of 1866

The Broadest Platform--The American Equal Rights Association--1866-1867

Fissures over Priorities--New York Constitutional Convention and the Kansas Suffrage Campaigns, 1867

The Struggle for Control, 1868

The Rivals--The National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association

Unity--The Attempt and Failure--1870

The Side Issues of Contention--Suffrage, Marriage, Divorce, and Sex

Political Action

Organized Labor and Woman's Rights--The Positive Phase

The Labor-Woman's Rights Coalition Breaks Apart

The Woman's Rights Press

Part Three. Epiloque

From the Suffrage Victory to the Future of Woman's Rights

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

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