Century of struggle: the woman's rights movement in the United States

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Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1996 - Political Science - 398 pages
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The book you are about to read tells the story of one of the great social movements in American history. The struggle for women's voting rights was one of the longest, most successful, and in some respects most radical challenges ever posed to the American system of electoral politics...It is difficult to imagine now a time when women were largely removed by custom, practice, and law from the formal political rights and responsibilities that supported and sustained the nation's young democracy...For sheer drama the suffrage movement has few equals in modern American political history.

--From the Preface by Ellen Fitzpatrick

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Review: Century of Struggle: The Woman's Rights Movement in the United States, Enlarged Edition

User Review  - June - Goodreads

I took a class in 1974 and this was one of the texts. I pulled it from the shelf when my son was doing a paper in a gender studies class at Duke. I found a new look at this time in my life very enlightening. Read full review

Review: Century of Struggle: The Woman's Rights Movement in the United States, Enlarged Edition

User Review  - Kyla Crowley - Goodreads

I had to read this for my US Women's Activism class. It is quite informative and interesting. There are things I can now tell people about our struggle to vote that I didn't know before. A bit dry at ... Read full review

Contents

The Position of American Women up to 1800
3
Early Steps toward Equal Education
22
The Beginnings of Organization among Women
38
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Eleanor Flexner(1908-1995), a writer, was also the author of "American Playwrights: 1918-1938" and "Mary Wollstonecraft".

Ellen Fitzpatrick is Associate Professor of History, Harvard University, and the author of "Endless Crusade: Women Social Scientists and Progressive Reform".