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Why They Marched : : Untold Stories of the Women who Fought for the Right to Vote

Ware, Susan, 1950- Book - 2019 324.623 Wa, Adult Book / Nonfiction / History / United States / 20th Century / Ware, Susan None on shelf 1 request on 2 copies Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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Prologue: A walk through suffrage history -- Part One. Claiming citizenship: The trial of Susan B. Anthony and the "Rochester Fifteen" -- Sojourner Truth speaks truth to power -- Sister-wives and suffragists -- Alice Stone Blackwell and the Armenian crisis of the 1890s -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman finds her voice -- Part Two. The personal is political: The shadow of the Confederacy -- Ida Wells-Barnett and the Alpha Suffrage Club -- Two sisters -- Claiborne Caitlin's suffrage pilgrimage -- "How it feels to be the husband of a suffragette" -- The farmer-suffragettes -- Suffragists abroad -- Part Three. Winning strategies: Mountaineering for suffrage -- Hazel MacKaye and the "allegory" of woman suffrage -- "Bread and roses" and votes for women too -- Cartooning with a feminist twist -- Jailed for freedom -- Maud Wood Park and the Front Door Lobby -- Tennessee's "Perfect 36" -- Epilogue: "Leaving all to younger hands".
For too long the history of how American women won the right to vote has been told as the visionary adventures of a few iconic leaders, all white and native-born, who spearheaded a national movement. In this essential reconsideration, Susan Ware uncovers a much broader and more diverse history waiting to be told. Why They Marched is the inspiring story of the dedicated women--and occasionally men--who carried the banner in communities across the nation, out of the spotlight, protesting, petitioning, and demonstrating for the right to become full citizens.-- Provided by publisher.

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PUBLISHED
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019.
Year Published: 2019
Description: 345 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780674986688
0674986687

SUBJECTS
Women -- History.
Suffragists -- History.