No Votes for Women

The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement
Author: Susan Goodier
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252094670
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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No Votes for Women explores the complicated history of the suffrage movement in New York State by delving into the stories of women who opposed the expansion of voting rights to women. Susan Goodier finds that conservative women who fought against suffrage encouraged women to retain their distinctive feminine identities as protectors of their homes and families, a role they felt was threatened by the imposition of masculine political responsibilities. She details the victories and defeats on both sides of the movement from its start in the 1890s to its end in the 1930s, acknowledging the powerful activism of this often overlooked and misunderstood political force in the history of women's equality.

No Votes for Women

The New York State Anti-suffrage Movement
Author: Susan Goodier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780252078989
Category: History
Page: 255
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"No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement explores the complicated history of the suffrage movement in New York State by delving into the stories of women who opposed the expansion of voting rights to women. Susan Goodier makes the case that, contrary to popular thought, women who opposed suffrage were not against women's rights. Instead, conservative women who fought against suffrage encouraged women to retain their distinctive feminine identities as protectors of their homes and families, a role they felt was threatened by the imposition of masculine political responsibilities. Goodier details the victories and defeats on both sides of the movement from its start in the 1890s to its end in the 1930s, analyzing not only how local and state suffrage and anti-suffrage campaigns impacted the national suffrage movement, but also how both sides refined their appeals to the public based on their counterparts' arguments. Rather than condemning the women of the anti-suffragist movement for accepting or even trying to preserve the status quo, No Votes for Women acknowledges the powerful activism of this often overlooked and misunderstood political force in the history of women's equality."--Publisher's description.

Votes for Women

The Virago Book of Suffragettes
Author: Joyce Marlow
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9781860498404
Category: Suffragists
Page: 298
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Drawing on extracts from diaries, newspapers, letters, and journals, Joyce Marlow tells the story of the women's suffrage movement. The movement lasted for several decades, and this text covers both familiar and less well-known events.

Votes for Women!

American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot
Author: Winifred Conkling
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616207698
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 240
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On August 18, 1920, American women finally won the right to vote. Ratification of the 19th Amendment was the culmination of an almost eighty-year fight in which some of the fiercest, most passionate women in history marched, protested, and sometimes broke the law in to achieve this huge leap toward equal rights. In this expansive yet personal volume, author Winifred Conkling covers not only the suffragists’ achievements and politics but also the private journeys that fueled their passion and led them to become women’s champions. From Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who founded the suffrage movement at the 1848 Seneca Falls convention; to Victoria Woodhull, the first female candidate for president; to Sojourner Truth and her famous speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?”; to Alice Paul, who was arrested and force-fed in prison, Conkling combines thorough research with page-turning storytelling to bring the battle for the right to vote to vivid life. Votes for Women! also explores the movement’s often powerful, sometimes difficult relationship with the temperance and abolition movements, and takes unflinching look at some of the uglier moments in the fight for the women’s vote. Votes for Women! is a mesmerizing read perfect for fans of propulsive narrative nonfiction stories like Most Dangerous and The Family Romanov.

Votes for Women

The Struggle for Suffrage Revisited
Author: Jean H. Baker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198029830
Category: History
Page: 216
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In Votes For Women, Jean H. Baker has assembled an impressive collection of new scholarship on the struggle of American women for the suffrage. Each of the eleven essays illuminates some aspect of the long battle that lasted from the 1850s to the passage of the suffrage amendment in 1920. From the movement's antecedents in the minds of women like Mary Wollstonecraft and Frances Wright, to the historic gathering at Seneca Falls in 1848, to the civil disobedience during World War I orchestrated by the National Woman's Party, the essential elements of this tumultuous story emerge in these finely-tuned chapters. So too do the themes and historical controversies about suffrage and its leaders, including Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, and Alice Paul. Contributors focus on how the suffrage battle was interwoven with constitutional issues at the federal and state level and how the suffrage struggle played out in different regions, especially the West and the South, as well as the activities of opponents to women's voting. Baker's introductory essay sets the stage for revisiting suffrage by making explicit the similarities and differences in interpretations of suffrage and shows how the movement intersected with other events in American history and cannot be studied in isolation from them. This volume is essential reading for those interested in American politics and women's formal participation in it.

Suffragettes

The Fight for Votes for Women
Author: Joyce Marlow
Publisher: Virago
ISBN: 0349007756
Category: History
Page: 320
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Queen Victoria is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad wicked folly of women's rights, with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor sex is bent' - 1870 It was a bloody and dangerous war lasting several decades, won finally by sheer will and determination in 1928. Drawing on extracts from diaries, newspapers, letters, journals and books, Joyce Marlow has pieced together this inspiring, poignant and exciting history using the voices of the women themselves. Some of the people and events are well-known, but Marlow has gone beyond the obvious, particularly beyond London, to show us the ordinary women - middle and working-class, who had the breathtaking courage to stand up and be counted - or just as likely hectored, or pelted with eggs. These women were clever and determined, knew the power of humour and surprise and exhibited 'unladylike' passion and bravery. Joyce Marlow's anthology is lively, comprehensive, surprising and triumphant.

Votes For Women


Author: Sandra Holton,Dr June Purvis,June Purvis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134610645
Category: History
Page: 312
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Votes for Women provides an innovative re-examination of the suffrage movement, presenting new perspectives which challenge the existing literature on this subject. This fascinating book charts the history of the movement in Britain from the nineteenth century to the postwar period, assessing important figures such as; * Emmeline Pankhurst and the militant wing * Millicent Garrett Fawcett, leader of the constitutional wing *Jennie Baines and her link with the international suffrage movements.

Stories of Women's Suffrage

Votes for Women!
Author: Charlotte Guillain
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 148460864X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Explores the campaign for women's suffrage and follows the actions of five women who fought for the right.

Women Will Vote

Winning Suffrage in New York State
Author: Susan Goodier,Karen Pastorello
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501713191
Category: History
Page: 316
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Women Will Vote celebrates the 2017 centenary of women’s right to full suffrage in New York State. Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello highlight the activism of rural, urban, African American, Jewish, immigrant, and European American women, as well as male suffragists, both upstate and downstate, that led to the positive outcome of the 1917 referendum. Goodier and Pastorello argue that the popular nature of the women’s suffrage movement in New York State and the resounding success of the referendum at the polls relaunched suffrage as a national issue. If women had failed to gain the vote in New York, Goodier and Pastorello claim, there is good reason to believe that the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment would have been delayed. Women Will Vote makes clear how actions of New York’s patchwork of suffrage advocates heralded a gigantic political, social, and legal shift in the United States. Readers will discover that although these groups did not always collaborate, by working in their own ways toward the goal of enfranchising women they essentially formed a coalition. Together, they created a diverse social and political movement that did not rely solely on the motivating force of white elites and a leadership based in New York City. Goodier and Pastorello convincingly argue that the agitation and organization that led to New York women’s victory in 1917 changed the course of American history.

Votes for Women!

The Woman Suffrage Movement in Tennessee, the South, and the Nation
Author: Marjorie Spruill Wheeler
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9780870498374
Category: History
Page: 358
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A collection of scholarly essays and primary documents which consider both sides of the woman suffrage question, particularly as it was debated in the South and in Tennessee, which in 1920 became the pivotal thirty-sixth state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment.

Votes for Women


Author: Diane Atkinson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521310444
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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In 1918 women in Britain finally won the vote after a long and determined fight. The struggle of these courageous women of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is examined in Atkinson's new study. The author compares and contrasts two very different campaigns: the battle waged by the militant Suffragettes and the persistent though less well-known activities of the Suffragists who campaigned peacefully but doggedly for the vote. A handful of fascinating and previously unpublished photographs from the Museum of London Collection are dispersed throughout the text.

Votes for Women, 1860-1928


Author: Paula Bartley
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340857915
Category: Social Science
Page: 142
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Updated to include contemporary historical interpretations of key issues surrounding the suffragists and suffragettes, the second edition of this text introduces the key figures involved in the women's suffrage movement and goes on to consider the arguments advanced by those who supported and those who opposed votes for women. In particular, the book examines the response of men to the campaigns. The narrative also highlights the pace and extent of suffragist and suffragette activity and assesses the suffrage contribution to World War I and the extent to which women gained the vote as a result of their efforts during the conflict. level modules and provide a firm basis for answering source-based, extended-writing and essay questions.

Women and the Vote

A World History
Author: Jad Adams
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191016837
Category: History
Page: 528
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Before 1893 no woman anywhere in the world had the vote in a national election. A hundred years later almost all countries had enfranchised women, and it was a sign of backwardness not to have done so. This is the story of how this momentous change came about. The first genuinely global history of women and the vote, it takes the story of women in politics from the earliest times to the present day, revealing startling new connections across time and national boundaries - from Europe and North America to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Muslim world post-9/11. A story of individuals as well as of wider movements, it includes the often dramatic life-stories of women's suffrage pioneers from across the world, painting vivid biographical portraits of everyone from Susan B. Anthony and the Pankhursts to hitherto lesser-known activists in China, Latin America, and Africa. It is also the first major post-feminist history of women's struggle for the vote. Controversially, Jad Adams rejects the widely accepted idea that success was primarily a result of the pressure group politics of the suffragists and their supporters. Ultimately, he argues, it was nationalism, not feminism, that was the most important factor in winning women the vote.

Winning the Vote for Women

The Irish Citizen Newspaper and the Suffrage Movement in Ireland
Author: Louise Ryan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781846827013
Category:
Page: 240
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The campaign for women's votes in Ireland coincided with the nationalist movement, the First World War, the rise of the trade union movement, the cultural revival and, of course, the 1916 Rising. It culminated in 1918, with Ireland electing the first woman to parliament in London. However, the Irish suffrage movement was not a single-issue group. It did not merely campaign for votes, but also presented a feminist critique of the plight of Irish women in early twentieth-century society. The Irish Citizen newspaper, as the voice of the suffrage movement, provides an important insight into the various campaigns and concerns of this fascinating movement. The paper was self-consciously feminist, and, in addition to covering the major events of this tumultuous period, it addressed taboo subjects like rape, domestic violence, and child abuse. This book brings together extracts from the paper with analysis, commentary, and informative contextual background. First published in 1996, this new edition has been comprehensively updated and revised. [Subject: Gender Studies, Suffrage Movement, Irish Studies, 20th C. Studies, History, Media Studies]

Gilded Suffragists

The New York Socialites who Fought for Women's Right to Vote
Author: Johanna Neuman
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479837067
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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New York City’s elite women who turned a feminist cause into a fashionable revolution In the early twentieth century over two hundred of New York's most glamorous socialites joined the suffrage movement. Their names—Astor, Belmont, Rockefeller, Tiffany, Vanderbilt, Whitney and the like—carried enormous public value. These women were the media darlings of their day because of the extravagance of their costume balls and the opulence of the French couture clothes, and they leveraged their social celebrity for political power, turning women's right to vote into a fashionable cause. Although they were dismissed by critics as bored socialites “trying on suffrage as they might the latest couture designs from Paris,” these gilded suffragists were at the epicenter of the great reforms known collectively as the Progressive Era. From championing education for women, to pursuing careers, and advocating for the end of marriage, these women were engaged with the swirl of change that swept through the streets of New York City. Johanna Neuman restores these women to their rightful place in the story of women’s suffrage. Understanding the need for popular approval for any social change, these socialites used their wealth, power, social connections and style to excite mainstream interest and to diffuse resistance to the cause. In the end, as Neuman says, when change was in the air, these women helped push women’s suffrage over the finish line.

Women Against the Vote

Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain
Author: Julia Bush
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019924877X
Category: History
Page: 340
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British women who resisted their own enfranchisement were ridiculed by the suffragists and have since been neglected by historians. Yet these women claimed to form a majority of the female public on the eve of the First World War. Julia Bush rediscovers the history of female anti-suffragism in Britain.

Votes for Women C.1900-28


Author: Malcolm Chandler
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435327316
Category: Suffragists
Page: 32
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Endorsed by Edexcel, this book covers the topic of votes for women. It provides background information on the topic from 1900 to 1928.

Around America to Win the Vote

Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles
Author: Mara Rockliff
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763678937
Category: JUVENILE FICTION
Page: 40
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The author of Mesmerized delivers another fascinating glimpse into history, this time the story of two brave suffragists on a trek across America to spread the word: Votes for Women! In April 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke set out from New York City in a little yellow car, embarking on a bumpy, muddy, unmapped journey ten thousand miles long. They took with them a teeny typewriter, a tiny sewing machine, a wee black kitten, and a message for Americans all across the country: Votes for Women! The women's suffrage movement was in full swing, and Nell and Alice would not let anything keep them from spreading the word about equal voting rights for women. Braving blizzards, deserts, and naysayers--not to mention a whole lot of tires stuck in the mud--the two courageous friends made their way through the cities and towns of America to further their cause. One hundred years after Nell and Alice set off on their trip, Mara Rockliff revives their spirit in a lively and whimsical picture book, with exuberant illustrations by Hadley Hooper bringing their inspiring historical trek to life.

Votes For Women


Author: Sandra Holton,Dr June Purvis,June Purvis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134610653
Category: History
Page: 312
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Votes for Women provides an innovative re-examination of the suffrage movement, presenting new perspectives which challenge the existing literature on this subject. This fascinating book charts the history of the movement in Britain from the nineteenth century to the postwar period, assessing important figures such as; * Emmeline Pankhurst and the militant wing * Millicent Garrett Fawcett, leader of the constitutional wing *Jennie Baines and her link with the international suffrage movements.

Access to History: Votes for Women Third Edition


Author: Paula Bartley
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444155377
Category: History
Page: 192
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This new edition combines all the strengths of the second edition with a new design and features to allow all your students access to the content and study skills they need to achieve well in their exams. The book introduces the key figures involved in the women's suffrage movement and goes on to consider the arguments advanced by those who supported and those who opposed votes for women (in particluar, the response of men to the campaigns). The narrative also highlights the pace and extent of suffragist and suffragette activity, and assesses their contribution to the First World War and the extent to which women gained the vote as a result of their efforts during the conflict.