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The women's suffrage movement / edited with an introduction by Sally Roesch Wagner ; foreword by Gloria Steinem.

Wagner, Sally Roesch, (editor.). Steinem, Gloria, (author of foreword.).

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Detroit Lakes Public Library 324.623 WOM (Text) 33500013032594 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143132431
  • ISBN: 0143132431
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Women voted before the United States was formed -- Women organized before Seneca Falls -- The 1850s : the movement takes off -- The 1860s : in full stride, the war's setback, and regrouping after -- The 1870s : a decade of progress, loss, and refining tactics -- "The centennial year-1876," history of woman suffrage -- The 1880s : a decade of progress and danger -- The 1890s : suffrage victories and moral decay -- The 1900s : consolidating power -- 1910 : nearing the finish line for suffrage -- 1920 : the final victory.
Summary, etc.:
"Comprised of historical texts spanning two centuries with commentary on each period by the editor, this book covers the major issues and figures involved in the women's suffrage movement with a special focus on diversity, incorporating race, class, and gender. The writings of such figures as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony are featured alongside accounts of Native American women and African American suffragists such as Sarah Mapps Douglas and Harriet Purvis"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2
    Historian Wagner's brimming historical anthology presents a rich and arresting array of letters, speeches, book excerpts, press coverage, congressional reports, petitions, and more within a vivid and expertly composed social context, creating a spectacularly new, inclusive, and enlightening approach to the long, complicated, and contentious battle over "myriad women's rights issues." Familiar figures are viewed from fresh perspectives, while the reclamation of overlooked and diverse suffragists exponentially expands our understanding of just how many-faceted and daunting the pursuit of gender equality has been and continues to be. The most salient element is recognition of the deep influence the gender-equal Iroquois nations had on suffragists, beginning with Matilda Joslyn Gage. Wagner also offers an in-depth look at the struggle to fight simultaneously for both women's rights and the abolition of slavery, and she confirms the role of African American suffragists, including Ida B. Wells. With a penetrating foreword by Gloria Steinem and Wagner's astute and fluent blend of fact and analysis, this is a superbly informative, debate-igniting, and timely resource as we look ahead to 2020 and the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Sally Roesch Wagner is the founding director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation in Fayetteville, New York and currently serves as adjunct faculty in the honors program at Syracuse University. She is a member of the New York State Women's Suffrage Commission and a consultant to the National Women's History Project. Author of numerous women's history books and articles telling the "untold stories", her recent publications center on the Haudenosaunee influence on the women's rights movement. Wagner appeared in the Ken Burns PBS documentary, "Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony" for which she wrote the accompanying faculty guide for PBS, was a historian in the PBS special, "One Woman, One Vote" and has been interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Democracy Now."

Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. Her books include the bestsellers My Life on the Road, Revolution from Within, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, Marilyn: Norma Jeane, and As if Women Matter. Steinem has received the National Magazine Award, the Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Writers Award from the United Nations, and many others. In 2013, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

Subject: Women > Suffrage > United States.
Women's rights > United States > History.

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