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

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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.
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Tennessee was the 36th-and crucial-state to ratify the 19th Amendment in 1920. Wheeler offers a scholarly appraisal of important voices and documents from Southern women crusading for enfranchisement.
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Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Essays
1 Woman Suffrage (Not Universal Suffrage) by Federal Amendment 3
2 The Woman Suffrage Movement in the Inhospitable South 25
3 Tennessee: The Thirty-Sixth State 53
4 Adella Hunt Logan, The Tuskegee Woman's Club, and African Americans in the Suffrage Movement 71
5 Beyond the Ballot: The Radical Vision of the Antisuffragists 105
6 Woman Suffrage and the Gender Gap 129
Pt. 2 Documents
1 Colored Women as Voters 147
2 The Justice of Woman Suffrage 151
3 Mary Johnston to the House of Governors 156
4 The Southern Temperament as Related to Woman Suffrage 162
5 "Telling the Country": The National Woman's Party in Tennessee, 1917 169
6 "Burning the President's Words Again": A Demonstration at the White House, 1918 175
7 Correspondence between Sue Shelton White and Carrie Chapman Catt, 1918 181
8 Strong Disapproval of Pickets Is Voiced: Tactics of Woman's Party Representatives Deplored by Mrs. Leslie Warner 194
9 An Address to the Men of Tennessee on Female Suffrage: An Antisuffrage Pamphlet, 1916 197
10 President's Message: Retiring from Antisuffrage Leadership of Tennessee, September 30, 1920 214
11 My Story: Of How and Why I Became an Antisuffrage Leader 224
12 Tennessee 243
13 Women Owe Debt to Pioneers of 1848, Says Sue White 275
Pt. 3 Broadsides and Cartoons
1 The Case for Woman Suffrage: Prosuffrage Broadsides and Cartoons 281
2 The Case against Woman Suffrage: Antisuffrage Broadsides and Cartoons 299
3 The Nation Watches: Cartoonists' Depictions of the Ratification Struggle in Tennessee and the Victory of the Nineteenth Amendment, 1920 313
Bibliography 327
Contributors 341
Index 345
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