By Robert J. Dinkin
Dispelling the parable that girls grew to become keen on partisan politics merely when they bought the vote, this research makes use of modern newspaper assets to teach that girls have been lively within the occasion fight lengthy earlier than 1920. even if their position used to be first and foremost restricted to attending rallies and website hosting picnics, they steadily started to use their pens and voices to aid get together tickets. through the past due nineteenth century, girls spoke at celebration services and arranged all-female teams to aid canvass neighborhoods and get out the vote. within the early suffrage states of the West, they voted in expanding numbers or even held a number of offices.
Women have been really energetic, this ebook exhibits, within the minor reformist parties―Populist, Prohibitionist, Socialist, and Progressive―but finally got here to play a job within the significant events in addition. well-known suffrage leaders, corresponding to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, entered the partisan enviornment so one can advertise their reason. by the point the suffrage modification used to be ratified, girls have been deeply thinking about the mainstream political process.
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Before Equal Suffrage: Women in Partisan Politics from Colonial Times to 1920 (Contributions in Women's Studies) by Robert J. Dinkin