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Woman Suffrage and Women's Rights / Edition 1

Woman Suffrage and Women's Rights / Edition 1

by Ellen Carol DuBois, Angele Silk
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In recent decades, the woman suffrage movement has taken on new significance for women's history. Ellen Carol DuBois has been a central figure in spurring renewed interest in woman suffrage and in realigning the debates which surround it.

This volume gathers DuBois' most influential articles on woman suffrage and includes two new essays. The collection traces the trajectory of the suffrage story against the backdrop of changing attitudes to politics, citizenship and gender, and the resultant tensions over such issues as slavery and abolitionism, sexuality and religion, and class and politics. Connecting the essays is DuBois' belief in the continuing importance of political and reform movements as an object of historical inquiry and a force in shaping gender.

The book, which includes a highly original reconceptualization of women's rights from Mary Wollstonecraft to contemporary abortion and gay rights activists and a historiographical overview of suffrage scholarship, provides an excellent overview of the movement, including international as well as U.S. suffragism, in the context of women's broader concerns for social and political justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814719015
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 07/01/1998
Pages: 318
Sales rank: 991,503
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Ellen Carol DuBois is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author and editor of numerous books, including Woman Suffrage and Women’s Rights (also available from NYU Press) and Harriot Stanton Blatch and the Winning of Woman Suffrage.

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Katha Pollitt

With this varied and exciting collection of essays, Ellen DuBois cements her reputation as one of our premier scholars in the field of women's history -- which is, of course, everyone's history.

From the Publisher

"The anthology is an excellent reader... stimulating, for together {the essays} become more than the sum of their parts...offering the reader an overview of the subject and a chronicle of the development of the field of U.S. women's history over the past twenty years."

-Women's Review of Books,

"DuBois has written a powerful testament to the importance of being radical—of igniting revolutionary change with the social dynamite of claims to race and gender justice."

-In These Times

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