Votes for Women!: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Tennessee, the South, and the Nation / Edition 1

Votes for Women!: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Tennessee, the South, and the Nation / Edition 1

by Marjorie Spruill Wheeler, Marjorie Spruill Wheeler
     
 

A unique collection of scholarly essays and primary documents, Votes for Women! brings into sharp focus the suffrage battles of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Not only does the book examine the struggle at the national level but it looks in depth at how the drama played out in the South and in Tennessee, which in 1920 became the pivotal… See more details below

Overview

A unique collection of scholarly essays and primary documents, Votes for Women! brings into sharp focus the suffrage battles of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Not only does the book examine the struggle at the national level but it looks in depth at how the drama played out in the South and in Tennessee, which in 1920 became the pivotal thirty-sixth state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment - thereby making woman suffrage the law of the land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870498374
Publisher:
University of Tennessee Press
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Edition description:
1
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1Essays
1Woman Suffrage (Not Universal Suffrage) by Federal Amendment3
2The Woman Suffrage Movement in the Inhospitable South25
3Tennessee: The Thirty-Sixth State53
4Adella Hunt Logan, The Tuskegee Woman's Club, and African Americans in the Suffrage Movement71
5Beyond the Ballot: The Radical Vision of the Antisuffragists105
6Woman Suffrage and the Gender Gap129
Pt. 2Documents
1Colored Women as Voters147
2The Justice of Woman Suffrage151
3Mary Johnston to the House of Governors156
4The Southern Temperament as Related to Woman Suffrage162
5"Telling the Country": The National Woman's Party in Tennessee, 1917169
6"Burning the President's Words Again": A Demonstration at the White House, 1918175
7Correspondence between Sue Shelton White and Carrie Chapman Catt, 1918181
8Strong Disapproval of Pickets Is Voiced: Tactics of Woman's Party Representatives Deplored by Mrs. Leslie Warner194
9An Address to the Men of Tennessee on Female Suffrage: An Antisuffrage Pamphlet, 1916197
10President's Message: Retiring from Antisuffrage Leadership of Tennessee, September 30, 1920214
11My Story: Of How and Why I Became an Antisuffrage Leader224
12Tennessee243
13Women Owe Debt to Pioneers of 1848, Says Sue White275
Pt. 3Broadsides and Cartoons
1The Case for Woman Suffrage: Prosuffrage Broadsides and Cartoons281
2The Case against Woman Suffrage: Antisuffrage Broadsides and Cartoons299
3The Nation Watches: Cartoonists' Depictions of the Ratification Struggle in Tennessee and the Victory of the Nineteenth Amendment, 1920313
Bibliography327
Contributors341
Index345

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