When Women Won The Vote: The Final Decade, 1910-1920, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

When Women Won The Vote

The Final Decade, 1910-1920, 1st Edition

By Sandra Opdycke

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200 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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When Women Won The Vote focuses on the final decade (1910-20) of American women’s fight for the vote—a fight that had already been underway for more than sixty years, and which culminated in the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

Sandra Opdycke reveals how woman suffragists campaigned in communities across the country, building a mass movement and tirelessly publicizing their cause. Meanwhile, in Washington D.C., the main suffrage organization led by Carrie Chapman Catt courted the President and Congress with diplomatic skill, while the smaller National Woman’s Party, headed by Alice Paul, intensified political pressure with confrontational picketing and demonstrations. Supported by primary documents and online E-Resources, this book adds context by describing the historical events that shaped this crucial decade in American women’s fight for the vote.

The story of how American women won the vote is a compelling chapter in US women’s history and in the story of American democracy. This book is essential reading for students of American Political or Women’s History, Gender Studies, or Progressivism.

Table of Contents

Series Introduction

List of Figures, Tables, and Sidebars

Acknowledgments

Timeline

Introduction

  1. The Long Road from Seneca Falls: 1848-1910
  2. New Life for the State Suffrage Campaigns: 1910-1913
  3. The Federal Campaign Takes Center-Stage: 1913-1917
  4. Working for Suffrage in Wartime: 1917-1918
  5. The Culmination: 1918-1920
  6. Living With Woman Suffrage

Documents

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Sandra Opdycke, Ph.D. is a retired history professor. She has published books about the 1918 flu epidemic, the New Deal’s WPA, and Bellevue Hospital, as well as a biography of Jane Addams, an historical atlas of American women, and several co-authored books on social policy.

About the Series

Critical Moments in American History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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HISTORY / General