Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement

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Published and distributed by American Graphic Press, 2005 - Political Science - 479 pages
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Winning the Vote captures the color and excitement of a central, inspiring but nearly forgotten chapter in American history. This beautifully designed hardback presents the American woman suffrage movement clearly and chronologically with emphasis on the fascinating personalities and turbulent political campaigns of the early 20th century. Nearly 1,000 photographs, posters, leaflets and portraits illustrate this fascinating account of the expansion of American democracy. Large format images and a fast paced text highlight key developments between 1848 and 1920 including over 52 state electoral campaigns and the final, controversial drive for the 19th amendment. Winning the Vote shows how women have long been active participants in U.S. history and how many became politically powerful before winning the right to vote. There are profiles of 78 American women and men, black and white, who led the drive for equal rights, and an unprecedented display of the symbolism, color, and imagery used by the increasingly sophisticated suffrage movement. The opening three chapters, out of eighteen, cover efforts for full democracy in the 19th century, and an Epilogue follows suffragists into government and other influential areas after 1920.

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Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr. is a writer, editor, and owner of Robert Cooney Graphic Design. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Mr. Cooney grew up in San Francisco, California. He joined the staff of the Institute for the Study of Nonviolence in Palo Alto in the mid-1970s, and designed and co-edited with Helen Michalowski a photographic history book, The Power of the People: Active Nonviolence in the United States. That research sowed the seeds for Winning the Vote. Mr. Cooneys design studio, which opened in 1977 in Point Reyes Station, has created hundreds of books, publications, and special projects for both commercial and non-profit clients. In 1993 he started the Woman Suffrage Media Project to encourage wider public recognition of this historic movement particularly through the use of graphic imagery.

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