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

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Rutgers University Press, 1997 - History - 632 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.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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after 22 December 1880
10
Mott
36
after 9 December 1881
45
23
49
28
56
31
62
36
72
37
85
Remarks by SBA to American Anti
302
ECS to Elizabeth Boynton Harbert
309
Diary of SBA
315
SBA to Editor Cincinnati Commercial
321
Jane Cobden to SBA
328
Hubertine Auclert to SBA
335
enclosure
353
Butler
367

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95
42
101
45
107
after 2 September 1882
113
48
114
52
120
Association
173
after 21 December 1884
213
Woman in America
245
before 19 October 1886
273
ECS to William H Blatch Jr
296
after 13 December 1885
373
Association
391
Benefited Woman?
433
Association
473
Bible
510
241
530
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536
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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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