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Women's Suffrage: The Complete Guide to the Nineteenth Amendment, 1st Edition

  • Tiffany K. Wayne
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  • ISBN-10: 144087199X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440871993
  • DDC: 324.6
  • 392 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Overview

This book tells the dramatic story of American women's long fight for the vote and passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. A veritable library on all things to do with suffrage and the Nineteenth Amendment, this reference tells the heroic stories of suffragists and brings to life the ideas and deeds of the organizations that made suffrage possible. Along the way, the book delves into less well-known stories, like the experiences of African American women during the fight for suffrage, the role of labor in the suffrage movement, and the special role of Western states in the fight for voting equality. The material analyzes key moments in the suffrage fight. A comprehensive document section brings to life the arguments for and against suffrage. Included among many primary sources are Jane Addams's provocative If Men Were Seeking the Franchise (1913), Carrie Chapman Catt's Address to Congress on Women's Suffrage (1917), and many more speeches, laws, and documents.