The Ideas of the Woman Suffrage Movement, 1890-1920

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Norton, Jan 1, 1981 - Political Science - 313 pages
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What united and moved millions of women to seek a right that their society denied them? What were their beliefs about the nature of the home, marriage, sex, politics, religion, immigrants, blacks, labor, the state? In this book, Aileen S. Kraditor selects a group of suffragist leaders and investigates their thinking—the ideas, and tactics, with which they battled the ideas and institutions impeding what suffragists defined as progress toward the equality of the sexes. She also examines what the American public believed "suffragism" to mean and how the major events of the time affected the movement.

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This is an intellectual history of the suffrage movement, focusing more on ideas than individuals. Read full review

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Aileen S. Kraditor is professor emerita of history at Boston University.

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