By Jean H. Baker

In Votes for girls, Jean H. Baker has assembled a powerful selection of new scholarship at the fight of yankee girls for the suffrage. all the 11 essays illuminates a few element of the lengthy conflict that lasted from the 1850s to the passage of the suffrage modification in 1920. From the movement's antecedents within the minds of ladies like Mary Wollstonecraft and Frances Wright, to the old accumulating at Seneca Falls in 1848, to the civil disobedience in the course of global battle I orchestrated by way of the nationwide Woman's get together, the fundamental components of this tumultuous tale emerge in those finely-tuned chapters. So too do the topics and old controversies approximately suffrage and its leaders, together with Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner fact, and Alice Paul. participants concentrate on how the suffrage conflict used to be interwoven with constitutional concerns on the federal and nation point and the way the suffrage fight performed out in numerous areas, specifically the West and the South, in addition to the actions of competitors to women's vote casting. Baker's introductory essay units the level for revisiting suffrage by means of making particular the similarities and alterations in interpretations of suffrage and indicates how the flow intersected with different occasions in American background and can't be studied in isolation from them. This quantity is key examining for these drawn to American politics and women's formal participation in it.

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