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Forging the Franchise

Dawn Langan Teele

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691180267
eISBN:
9780691184272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180267.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In the 1880s, women were barred from voting in all national-level elections, but by 1920 they were going to the polls in nearly thirty countries. What caused this massive change? Contrary to ... More


Suffrage, Sexuality, Citizenship

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/9780199248773.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The internal problems of the NLOWS were linked to evolving gender beliefs as well as to contested organizational tactics. This chapter reviews various aspects of anti-suffrage gender ideology, ... More


Suffrage First

Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith

in Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304862
eISBN:
9780199871537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304862.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that Minnie Fisher Cunningham's four terms as president of the Texas Equal Suffrage Association were central to its becoming one of the largest and most politically effective in ... More


Introduction

Dawn Langan Teele

in Forging the Franchise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691180267
eISBN:
9780691184272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180267.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book shows how political competition and the alignment of interests between suffragists and politicians helps explain ... More


Remember the Ladies: Competition and Mobilization in the United States

Dawn Langan Teele

in Forging the Franchise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691180267
eISBN:
9780691184272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180267.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter presents a case study of women's enfranchisement in the United States. It argues that the formation of a broad coalition of women, symbolized by growing membership in a large ... 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


The Debate

Martin Pugh

in The March of the Women: A Revisionist Analysis of the Campaign for Women's Suffrage, 1866-1914

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250226
eISBN:
9780191697890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250226.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines suffragist tactics and methods by emphasizing the initial difficulties involved in pushing the issue to the fore even within the context of the women's movement itself. Early ... More


Decline or Revival? Women's Suffrage in the 1890s

Martin Pugh

in The March of the Women: A Revisionist Analysis of the Campaign for Women's Suffrage, 1866-1914

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250226
eISBN:
9780191697890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250226.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter analyses the debate over women's enfranchisement — a key theme but surprisingly neglected, perhaps because scholars traditionally accepted the Pankhursts' claim that no progress had been ... More


The Impact of International Developments on Women's Suffrage

Martin Pugh

in The March of the Women: A Revisionist Analysis of the Campaign for Women's Suffrage, 1866-1914

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250226
eISBN:
9780191697890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250226.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter challenges the traditional view that the suffragist cause entered a decline between the 1880s and 1900. It suggests, on the contrary, that the 1890s proved to be the decade of ... More


Conservatism: The Unexpected Ally

Martin Pugh

in The March of the Women: A Revisionist Analysis of the Campaign for Women's Suffrage, 1866-1914

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250226
eISBN:
9780191697890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250226.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The achievements of the Victorian suffragists have been underrated. Since their success preceded the militant phase it obviously has major implications for the significance attributable to it; when ... More


Women's Suffrage and Parliament

PAUL SMITH

in Feminism and the Third Republic: Women's Political and Civil Rights in France, 1918-1945

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206231
eISBN:
9780191677045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206231.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Because of the mass of women involved and because of the large contributions brought about by feminist elites, suffragist-feminists believed and anticipated that the occurrences of certain ... More


Epilogue: Vichy and the Liberation

PAUL SMITH

in Feminism and the Third Republic: Women's Political and Civil Rights in France, 1918-1945

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206231
eISBN:
9780191677045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206231.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In contrast to the suffragist-feminist activities in 1914, the war, which came in September 1939, did not immediately result in the suspension of such events. The government recieved negative ... More


Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State

Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501705557
eISBN:
9781501713200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705557.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book celebrates the 2017 centenary of women's right to full suffrage in New York State. The book highlights the activism of rural, urban, African American, Jewish, immigrant, and European ... More


Suffragist Artists in Partnership: Gender, Word and Image

Lucy Ella Rose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421454
eISBN:
9781474444934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421454.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores the interconnected creative partnerships of the Wattses and the De Morgans: Victorian artists, writers and suffragists. The couples were close friends and collaborators. The study ... More


‘A new kind of patriotism’?1 British women in international politics

Heloise Brown

in ‘The Truest Form of Patriotism’: Pacifist Feminism in Britain, 1870–1902

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065309
eISBN:
9781781700457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065309.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter deals with the issues involved in collaborative organisation in greater depth, with reference to the International Council of Women (ICW), which was founded in 1888, and was intended to ... More


Suffrage Reconstructed: Gender, Race, and Voting Rights in the Civil War Era

Laura E. Free

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450860
eISBN:
9781501701092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450860.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Fourteenth Amendment, ratified on July 9, 1868, identified all legitimate voters as “male.” In so doing, it added gender-specific language to the U.S. Constitution for the first time. This book ... More


Strategic Scrapbooks: Activist Women's Clipping and Self-Creation

Ellen Gruber Garvey

in Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195390346
eISBN:
9780199979240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390346.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter shows that scrapbooks kept by Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Dunbar Nelson, and less-well-known suffragists such as Lillie Devereux Blake, Caroline Healey Dall, and ... More


Anna Martin

Ellen Ross

in Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Anna Martin, a kind person, an active suffragist, a tax resister, and social critic. Martin was born in Ireland and from a family of scholars. She was one of the first women ... More


Claiming Justice: Suffragists, Gender Justice Constitutionalism, and Pursuit of National Transformation

Elizabeth Beaumont

in The Civic Constitution: Civic Visions and Struggles in the Path toward Constitutional Democracy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199940066
eISBN:
9780199369782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199940066.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Chapter 5 turns to an era slighted by many constitutional studies: the suffrage movement and its national reconstruction project. Suffragists reinterpreted essential elements of fundamental law ... More


A “National” Demonstration: The Woman Suffrage Procession and Pageant, March 3, 1913

Lucy G. Barber

in Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242159
eISBN:
9780520931206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242159.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Nineteen years after Coxey's Army straggled away from Washington, the suffragists' demonstration was a critical turning point for the acceptance of protesting in the capital. Their effort ... More


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