Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box

Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box

by Angela P. Dodson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455570935
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 1,277,243
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

ANGELA P. DODSON, currently a contributing editor for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, has served as senior editor for The New York Times and executive editor of Black Issues Book Review. She has written and edited newspaper and magazine articles, feature stories and books. Angela lives in Trenton, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Section 1 A Long Silence 1

Cracking the Ceiling 3

Seventy Years of Struggle 7

At the Ballot Box 11

Disenfranchised: "We Are Determined to Foment a Rebelion." 18

"All Men Are Created Equal" 22

Consent of the Governed 24

"Inhabitants" and "Persons" 28

Legal Status of Women 31

Reinventing the Nation 33

The Founding Mothers 36

Inventing Chattel Slavery 39

Breaking the Silence 41

A Suitable Education 44

Abolitionists Take the Lead 48

Lucy Stone: A Woman of Courage 57

The London Encounter 65

Lucretia Mott: Uncompromising Reformer 67

The Radical Quakers 72

Section 2 The Awakening: A Declaration of Sentiments 79

The First Convention 81

An Invitation to Tea 84

"And Women Are Created Equal" 88

Declaration of Sentiments 89

The Resolutions 94

Douglass Speaks 97

Signers of the Declaration of Sentiments at Seneca Falls 102

The Rochester Convention 104

A Call to Action 108

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Mother of the Movement 111

Section 3 The Early Conventions 123

"Let Us Convene" 125

Worcester, Massachusetts, 1850 128

Worcester, Massachusetts, 1851 134

Syracuse, New York, 1852 136

Ohio Conventions, 1851-1853 139

Sojourner Truth: Powerful Orator 141

Massillon, Ohio, 1852 145

The Bloomer: "Dress Reform" 146

New York City, 1853 154

"A Surfeit of Conventions," 1854-1861 157

The Temperance Movement 161

Section 4 A Division 165

The Abolitionist Lecture Tour 167

The Party of Lincoln 170

The Loyal Women 174

Whose Hour? 180

Universal Suffrage Demand 183

"The Last Straw" 186

The Split 192

The Revolution 194

A Difference in Strategies 197

Breakthrough in Wyoming 199

The Long Wait 201

Susan B. Anthony: The Drum Major for Suffrage 202

Section 5 Are Women Persons? 217

A New Direction 219

The Woodhull Scandal 223

The New Departure 226

The Susan B. Anthony Amendment 232

The Mother Vote 235

The Opposition Forces 236

Reunification: Together Again 241

"Lifting as We Climb" 244

Ida B. Wells-Barnett 249

The Southern Strategy 252

Farewell to Douglass 256

Changing of the Guard 259

Carrie Chapman Catt 262

The Doldrums 264

Section 6 How Long Must Women Wait? 269

A New Era 271

"Stirring Up the World" 274

A Bolder Course 277

"Outdoor Warfare" 279

Welcoming Wilson 284

Another Split 288

Alice Paul 292

"The Winning Plan" 295

"War Work" 299

The Congresswoman Votes "No" 301

Jail and Hunger Strikes 303

"Night of Terror" 305

New York: Victory in 1917 307

A Vote in Congress 310

More Delays, More Arrests 313

Battle far Tennessee 316

The League of Women Voters 318

"The Last Step" 323

Equal Rights Amendment 323

Pantsuit Nation 326

Acknowledgments 331

Appendices Firsts: A Woman's Place 333

Appendix 1 Congressional Women's Caucus 335

Appendix 2 Women in Congress 337

Appendix 3 Women as Governors 349

Appendix 4 Women Representatives and Senators by State and Territory, 1917-Present 353

Appendix 5 Woman Suffrage Time Line, 1756-2016 369

Map: Votes for Women 379

Notes 381

Bibliography 395

Index 407

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