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Suffragists in an Imperial Age: U.S. Expansion and the Woman Question, 1870–1929

Allison L. Sneider

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195321166
eISBN:
9780199869725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321166.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

In 1899, Carrie Chapman Catt, who succeeded Susan B. Anthony as head of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, argued that it was the “duty” of U.S. women to help lift the inhabitants of ... More


The Women's National Anti‐Suffrage League

Julia Bush

in Women Against the Vote: Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199248773
eISBN:
9780191714689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248773.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Women's National Anti-Suffrage League (WNASL) was launched in July 1908 to counter a new threat of imminent female enfranchisement. As a Women's League, it was developed on the basis of ... More


Working with Men

Julia Bush

in Women Against the Vote: Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199248773
eISBN:
9780191714689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248773.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Despite its considerable achievements, the WNASL was handicapped by limited funding and lack of direct parliamentary influence. Meanwhile, the Men's League for Opposing Woman Suffrage, founded in ... More


The People’s Champion, 1866–1867

Miles Taylor

in Ernest Jones, Chartism, and the Romance of Politics 1819-1869

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207290
eISBN:
9780191717277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207290.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1865, Ernest Jones returned to the field of political agitation in England. He joined the parliamentary reform campaign, initially under the auspices of the Manchester Manhood Suffrage League, and ... More


Women Organizing for the Vote

Elizabeth Hayes Turner

in Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086881
eISBN:
9780199854578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086881.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the woman suffrage movement in the South from a local perspective. Suffragists comprised the first Progressive Era group to promote the rights of women for the sake of their ... More


Stage rights!: The Actresses' Franchise League, activism and politics 1908-58

Naomi Paxton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526114785
eISBN:
9781526139054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114785.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book provides the first detailed account of the work of the Actresses' Franchise League, taking the story of the organisation further than ever before. Formulated as a historiographically ... More


Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman Suffrage

Trisha Franzen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038150
eISBN:
9780252095412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038150.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This first scholarly biography of Anna Howard Shaw (1847–1919) sheds new light on an important woman suffrage leader who has too often been overlooked and misunderstood. An immigrant from a poor ... More


A Simple Justice: Kentucky Women Fight for the Vote

Melanie Beals Goan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180175
eISBN:
9780813180182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180175.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When the Declaration of Independence was signed by a group of wealthy white men in 1776, poor white men, African Americans, and women quickly discovered that the unalienable rights it promised were ... More


This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.

Jessica Ziparo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635972
eISBN:
9781469635989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635972.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the volatility of the Civil War, the federal government opened its payrolls to women. Although the press and government officials considered the federal employment of women to be an innocuous ... More


Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South

Leonard Rogoff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630793
eISBN:
9781469630816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630793.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This biography recounts the life of a Southern citizen activist whose career of social advocacy extended from the end of Reconstruction to the civil-rights movement. Born in 1879 in Goldsboro, North ... More


Distant Sisters: Australasian Women and the International Struggle for the Vote, 1880-1914

James Keating

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526140951
eISBN:
9781526158345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526140968
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Distant Sisters offers a new history of the connections that women in Australia and New Zealand made with one another, and suffragists across the world, in their pioneer pursuit of the vote and ... More


The Position of Women: Some vital statistics1

Richard M. Titmuss

in Essays on the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349518
eISBN:
9781447349525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349518.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter talks about the satisfaction of recalling some of the achievements of the Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain, especially in a period when the possibilities of social progress and the ... More


Defining Equality: Fairness and Feminism

Anya Jabour

in Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women's Activism in Modern America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042676
eISBN:
9780252051524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042676.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 6 explores the “equality versus difference” debate--a defining feature of feminism in modern America--through the lens of Breckinridge’s work in both the national suffrage organization, the ... More


A “Fine Looking Body of Women”: Female Political Leaders on the Rise

Allison K. Lange

in Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women's Suffrage Movement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226703244
eISBN:
9780226703381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703381.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter four analyzes the first major efforts to construct a cohesive visual campaign for women’s suffrage. Starting in the 1870s, Susan B. Anthony and her national suffrage organization, the ... More


Breathing the Same Air: The Battle for Women’s Suffrage

Leonard Rogoff

in Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630793
eISBN:
9781469630816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630793.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Weil pushed a reluctant Federation of Women's Clubs to adopt a suffrage resolution. In 1914 she served as president of the Goldsboro Equal Suffrage League and five years later was elected president ... More


An Ethics of Wartime Protest: Voicing Servant Characters in To the Lighthouse and The Years

Eleanor McNees

in Virginia Woolf, Europe, and Peace: Vol. 2 Aesthetics and Theory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979374
eISBN:
9781800341791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979374.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Reacting to the Armistice of November 11, 1918 in her diary, Virginia Woolf reported seeing a “fat slovenly woman” on the train from Richmond to London and commented that “she & her like possessed ... More


Sophia Jex-Blake: Women and Higher Education in Nineteenth-Century Scotland

William W. J. Knox

in Lives of Scottish Women: Women and Scottish Society 1800–1980

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624096
eISBN:
9780748672264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624096.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Focusses on the role of Balfour in the struggle for the franchise in Britain and the women's suffrage movement in general.


Persuading the “Male Preserve”: Men and the Woman Suffrage Movement

Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello

in Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501705557
eISBN:
9781501713200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705557.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on men, the only empowered contingent of the suffrage movement. While some men had always voiced support for woman suffrage, no sustained men's organization existed in the state ... More


Other Suffrage Organisations

in Mrs Brown is a Man and a Brother: Women in Merseyside's Political Organisations 1890-1920

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237389
eISBN:
9781846313608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237389.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines some of the minor women's suffrage organisations in Liverpool during the period from 1890 to 1920. It explains that by 1914 there were about 53 national organisations where ... More


“Woman’s Suffrage”: George Reneau Vocalion 14999

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses George Reneau, “Woman’s Suffrage,” old-time music, and one-man bands


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