American Women's Suffrage: Voices from the Long Struggle for the Vote 1776-1965
by Susan Ware Editor
The full story of the women and men who struggled to make American democracy whole; women's rights are an increasingly urgent topic, it's crucial that we understand the history that got us where we are now. Here is the full, definitive story of the movement for voting rights for American women of every race, told through the voices of the women and men who lived it; from the most recognizable figures in the campaign for women's suffrage, like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, but also the black, Chinese, and American Indian women and men who were not only essential to the movement but expanded its directions and aims. It carries the story to 1965, and the passage of the Voting and Civil Rights Acts, which finally secured suffrage for all American women. With writings by Ida B. Wells, Mabel Lee, Margaret Fuller, Sojourner Truth, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Frederick Douglass, and also presidents Grover Cleveland on the anti-suffrage side and Woodrow Wilson urging passage of the Nineteenth Amendment as a wartime measure.
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