Century of Struggle

Author: Eleanor Flexner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674106539
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Political Science

Details the struggle for women's voting rights, one of the great social movements in American history.

Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women s Rights Movement

Author: Sally McMillen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199758603
Release Date: 2009-09-08
Genre: Social Science

In a quiet town of Seneca Falls, New York, over the course of two days in July, 1848, a small group of women and men, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, held a convention that would launch the woman's rights movement and change the course of history. The implications of that remarkable convention would be felt around the world and indeed are still being felt today. In Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Woman's Rights Movement, the latest contribution to Oxford's acclaimed Pivotal Moments in American History series, Sally McMillen unpacks, for the first time, the full significance of that revolutionary convention and the enormous changes it produced. The book covers 50 years of women's activism, from 1840-1890, focusing on four extraordinary figures--Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony. McMillen tells the stories of their lives, how they came to take up the cause of women's rights, the astonishing advances they made during their lifetimes, and the lasting and transformative effects of the work they did. At the convention they asserted full equality with men, argued for greater legal rights, greater professional and education opportunities, and the right to vote--ideas considered wildly radical at the time. Indeed, looking back at the convention two years later, Anthony called it "the grandest and greatest reform of all time--and destined to be thus regarded by the future historian." In this lively and warmly written study, Sally McMillen may well be the future historian Anthony was hoping to find. A vibrant portrait of a major turning point in American women's history, and in human history, this book is essential reading for anyone wishing to fully understand the origins of the woman's rights movement.

Feminism and Suffrage

Author: Ellen Carol DuBois
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801486416
Release Date: 1999
Genre: History

In the two decades since Feminism and Suffrage was first published, the increased presence of women in politics and the gender gap in voting patterns have focused renewed attention on an issue generally perceived as nineteenth-century. For this new edition, Ellen Carol DuBois addresses the changing context for the history of woman suffrage at the millennium.

Women s Studies

Author: Linda A. Krikos
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563085666
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A team of subject specialists has taken on the immense task of documenting publications in the area of women's studies in the last decades of the 20th century. The result is this truly monumental work, which maps the field, covering thousands of titles and Web sites in 19 subject areas published between 1985 and 1999. Intended as a reference and collection development tool, this bibliography provides a guide to women's studies information for each title along with a detailed, often evaluative review. The annotations summarize each work's content, its importance or contribution to women's studies, and its relationship to other titles on the subject. Most reviews cite and describe similar and contrasting titles, substantially extending the coverage. Core titles and titles that are out of print are noted, and reviews indicate which titles are appropriate as texts or supplemental texts.

Southern Strategies

Author: Elna C. Green
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807861752
Release Date: 2000-11-09
Genre: Social Science

The biographies of more than 800 women form the basis for Elna Green's study of the suffrage and the antisuffrage movements in the South. Green's comprehensive analysis highlights the effects that factors such as class background, marital status, educational level, and attitudes about race and gender roles had in inspiring the region's women to work in favor of, or in opposition to, their own enfranchisement. Green sketches the ranks of both movements--which included women and men, black and white--and identifies the ways in which issues of class, race, and gender determined the composition of each side. Coming from a wide array of beliefs and backgrounds, Green argues, southern women approached enfranchisement with an equally varied set of strategies and ideologies. Each camp defined and redefined itself in opposition to the other. But neither was entirely homogeneous: issues such as states' rights and the enfranchisement of black women were so divisive as to give rise to competing organizations within each group. By focusing on the grassroots constituency of each side, Green provides insight into the whole of the suffrage debate.

From Suffrage to the Senate

Author: Suzanne O'Dea Schenken
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780874369601
Release Date: 1999
Genre: History

Profiles women from across the political spectrum who have served in the U.S. House and Senate, the judiciary, and the U.S. cabinet, and describes organizations, movements, issues, and allies of feminists from colonial times to the present.

Reader s Guide to the Social Sciences

Author: Jonathan Michie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135932268
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Genre: Social Science

This 2-volume work includes approximately 1,200 entries in A-Z order, critically reviewing the literature on specific topics from abortion to world systems theory. In addition, nine major entries cover each of the major disciplines (political economy; management and business; human geography; politics; sociology; law; psychology; organizational behavior) and the history and development of the social sciences in a broader sense.

The Fight to Vote

Author: Michael Waldman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501116490
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Genre: History

From the beginning, and at every step along the way, as Americans sought to right to vote, others have fought to stop them. Waldman traces the full story from the founders' debates to today's challenges: a wave of restrictive voting laws, partisan gerrymanders, the flood of campaign money unleashed by Citizens United. The result is a compelling story of our struggle to uphold our most fundamental democratic ideals.

Woman Suffrage and Women s Rights

Author: Ellen Carol DuBois
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814719008
Release Date: 1998-08-01
Genre: Law

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.

Beyond the Double Bind

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195089405
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Political Science

Examining the social constraints and "Catch-22s" that block the success of women no matter what roles they play, the author offers guidelines for dealing with the obstacles set up by society and condemns the victim feminism of many current writers. 35,000 first printing. UP.

New Women of the New South

Author: Marjorie Spruill Wheeler
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195082456
Release Date: 1993
Genre: History

Until this engaging and pioneering account was printed, historians had no comprehensive history of the women's suffrage movement in the South, the region where suffragists had the hardest fight and the least success. This important book focuses on 11 of the movement's most prominent leaders, with particular emphasis on race and states' rights.

One Woman One Vote

Author: Marjorie Spruill Wheeler
Publisher: Newsage Press
ISBN: 0939165260
Release Date: 1995
Genre: History

The companion book to the PBS documentary by the same name, this anthology is the most comprehensive collection of writings--contemporary and historical--on the woman suffrage movement in America. It includes essays by the most prominent contemporary historians who write on the topic, as well as some fascinating historical pieces written by women in the suffrage movement during the 19th century. Photos. Maps.

Winning the vote

Author: Robert Cooney
Publisher: Amer Graphic Pr
ISBN: UOM:39015063194610
Release Date: 2005-11-30
Genre: History

Looks at the history of the women's suffrage movement in the United States.

Milestone Documents in American History 1824 1887

Author: Paul Finkelman
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 0979775825
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

An expansion of the 2002 National Archives and Records Administration "Our Documents" project offers 133 documents originating from the pre-Revolutionary era to 2003, including public laws, Supreme Court decisions, treaties, inaugural speeches constitutio

Divided We Stand

Author: Marjorie J. Spruill
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781632863157
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Social Science

Forty years ago, two women's movements drew a line in the sand between liberals and conservatives. The legacy of that rift is still evident today in American politics and social policies. One of Smithsonian Magazine's "Ten Best History Books of 2017†? Gloria Steinem was quoted in 2015 (the New Yorker) as saying the National Women's Conference in 1977 "may take the prize as the most important event nobody knows about." After the United Nations established International Women's Year (IWY) in 1975, Congress mandated and funded state conferences to elect delegates to attend the National Women's Conference in Houston in 1977. At that conference, Bella Abzug, Steinem, and other feminists adopted a National Plan of Action, endorsing the hot-button issues of abortion rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and gay rights--the latter a new issue in national politics. Across town, Phyllis Schlafly, Lottie Beth Hobbs, and the conservative women's movement held a massive rally to protest federally funded feminism and launch a Pro-Family movement. Although much has been written about the role that social issues have played in politics, little attention has been given to the historical impact of women activists on both sides. DIVIDED WE STAND reveals how the battle between feminists and their conservative challengers divided the nation as Democrats continued to support women's rights and Republicans cast themselves as the party of family values. The women's rights movement and the conservative women's movement have irrevocably affected the course of modern American history. We cannot fully understand the present without appreciating the events leading up to Houston and thereafter.