Women's Suffrage in America: An Eyewitness History

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"At the start of the 19th century, women had limited rights. They had no control of their earnings, could not divorce a husband, had no claim of property, could not speak in public meetings, and could not vote. The women's suffrage movement, a political campaign that sought to address these problems, began about 1800 and culminated in 1920 with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote." Women's Suffrage in America, Updated Edition, a volume in Facts On File's acclaimed Eyewitness History series, provides ...
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Overview

"At the start of the 19th century, women had limited rights. They had no control of their earnings, could not divorce a husband, had no claim of property, could not speak in public meetings, and could not vote. The women's suffrage movement, a political campaign that sought to address these problems, began about 1800 and culminated in 1920 with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote." Women's Suffrage in America, Updated Edition, a volume in Facts On File's acclaimed Eyewitness History series, provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the movement - from diary entries, letters, speeches, and newspaper accounts which illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them. In addition to the firsthand accounts, each chapter provides an introductory essay and a chronology of events. The book also includes excerpts from such critical documents as the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments at Seneca Falls, the Emancipation Address of the Women's National Loyal League, the Constitution of the National Woman Suffrage Association, and the Nineteenth Amendment, as well as capsule biographies of more than 80 key figures, a map appendix, notes, a bibliography, an index, and 116 black-and-white photographs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816056934
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: Eyewitness History Series
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 12.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 What do women want? : 1800-1834 1
2 Slavery and suffrage : 1835-1839 21
3 Women overseas - the World Anti-Slavery Convention : 1840-1847 49
4 Women of Seneca Falls : 1848-1849 72
5 A wave of agitation : 1850-1854 84
6 A whiff of scandal - divorce and reform : 1855-1860 117
7 Civil wars : 1861-1865 135
8 Bitter defeats : 1865-1869 165
9 Separate paths to suffrage : 1870-1879 202
10 United once more : 1880-1892 235
11 End of an era : 1893-1906 265
12 On strike and on parade : 1907-1916 292
13 To war and victory : 1917-1920 325
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