“The book you are about to read tells the story of one of the great social movements in American history. The struggle for women’s voting rights was one of the longest, most successful, and in some respects most radical challenges ever posed to the American system of electoral politics… It is difficult to imagine now a time when women were largely removed by custom, practice, and law from the formal political rights and responsibilities that supported and sustained the nation’s young democracy… For sheer drama the suffrage movement has few equals in modern American political history.”From the Preface by Ellen Fitzpatrick
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About the Author
Ellen Fitzpatrick is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Ellen Fitzpatrick
1. The Position 0f American Women up to 1800
2. Early Steps toward Equal Education
3. The Beginnings of Organization among Women
4. The Beginnings of Reform
5. The Seneca Falls Convention, 1848
6. From Seneca Falls to the Civil War
7. The Civil War
8. The Intellectual Progress of Women, 1860-1875
9. Women in the Trade Unions, 1860-1875
10. The Emergence of a Suffrage Movement
11. First Victories in the West
12. Breaking Ground for Suffrage
13. The Growth of Women's Organizations
14. Women in the Knights of Labor and the Early A.F. of L.
15. The Reform Era and Woman's Rights
16. The Unification of the Suffrage Movement
17. Entering the Twentieth Century
18. Into the Mainstream of Organized Labor
19. The Suffrage Movement Comes of Age, 1906-1913
20. New Life in the Federal Amendment, 1914-1916
21. TheTurn oftheTide, 1916-1918
22. Who Opposed Woman Suffrage?
23. A Hard-Won Victory, 1918-1920
What People are Saying About This
A book to be read by every student in this country...This account will help us to maintain a truer image of ourselves as we try to finish up the struggle first launched so long ago.