Woman Suffrage and the New Democracy

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Yale University Press, 1996 - Political Science - 234 pages
American suffragists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries worked in a political climate that was indifferent or even hostile to the extension of democratic rights. This engrossing book investigates how the woman suffrage movement achieved its goal by forging a highly organized and centrally controlled interest group, the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), one of the most effective single-issue pressure groups in the United States. Sara Hunter Graham examines the tactics and ideology of NAWSA and discusses what they tell us about pressure politics, women's rights, and American democracy.

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According to Graham, the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), which organized the campaign for the 19th Amendment, inaugurated a new style of political activity for women: pressure ... Read full review

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