The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: When clowns make laws for queens 1880 to 1887

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Rutgers University Press, Jul 18, 2006 - History - 587 pages
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When Clowns Make Laws for Queens, 1880 to 1887 is the fourth of six planned volumes of The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. The entire collection documents the friendship and accomplishments of two of America's most important social and political reformers.

At the opening of the fourth volume, suffragists hoped to speed passage of a sixteenth amendment to the Constitution through the creation of Select Committees on Woman Suffrage in Congress. Congress did not vote on the amendment until January 1887. Then, in a matter of a week, suffragists were dealt two major blows: the Senate defeated the amendment and the Senate and House reached agreement on the Edmunds-Tucker Act, disenfranchising all women in the Territory of Utah.

As evidenced in this volume's selection of letters, articles, speeches, and diary entries, these were years of frustration. Suffragists not only lost federal and state campaigns for partial and full voting rights, but also endured an invigorated opposition. In spite of these challenges, Stanton and Anthony continued to pursue their life's work. In 1880 both women retired from lecturing to devote attention to their monumental History of Woman Suffrage. They also opened a new transatlantic dialogue about woman's rights during a trip to Europe in 1883.

 

  

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Contents

January 1881
10
ECS to Amelia Jenks Bloomer
31
Ballot Box
39
26
53
32
64
36
70
Hampshire
95
41
101
17July 1883
213
Woman in America
245
ECS to William H Blatchjr
296
Remarks by SBA to American Anti
302
ECS to Elizabeth Boynton Harbert
309
Diary of SBA
315
Diary of SBA
319
Jane Cobden to SBA
328

46
110
t after 2 September 1882
113
52
120
56
127
61
134
62
140
67
149
74
156
76
163
2July 1883
166
81
169
Hubertine Auclert to SBA
335
Republican Party
361
w 23 July 1885
373
s 15 February 1886
474
before 20 March 1886
496
y 19 August 1886
509
242
531
247
537
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545
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553
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Ann D. Gordon is a research professor in the department of history at Rutgers University. She is the editor of this six-volume series.

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