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Women's Suffrage in America : Eyewitness to History S. - Elizabeth Frost

Women's Suffrage in America

Eyewitness to History S.

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1992
ISBN: 9780816023097
Number Of Pages: 304

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At the turn of the 19th century, women had limited rights. They had no control of their earnings, could not divorce a husband, had no claim to property, could not speak in public meetings and could not vote. Barely 100 years ago, women were the only adult group that was disenfranchised. The women's suffrage movement, a political campaign that sought to address these problems, began about 1800 and culminated in 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Led by women such as Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the members of the movement petitioned Congress, marched and gave speeches in an effort to achieve their goals. Today, the women's suffrage movement is inspirational proof that peaceful political reform is possible.
Women's Suffrage in America, a volume in Facts On File's acclaimed Eyewitness History series, provides hundreds of first-hand accounts of the movement--from diary entries, letters, speeches and newspaper accounts, which illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them. Among the eyewitness testimonies included are those from Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott, Frederick Douglass, Helen Keller and John Quincy Adams.
In addition to the firsthand accounts, each chapter provides an introductory essay and a chronology of events. The book also includes such critical documents as the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments at Seneca Falls, the Emancipation Address of the Woman's National Loyal League, the Constitution of the National American Women's Suffrage Association and the 19th Amendment, as well as capsule biographies of more than 100 key figures, a Bibliography, an Index and 100 black-and-white photographs.

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
The Eyewitness History Seriesp. ix
What Do Women Want? 1800-1834p. 1
Slavery and Suffrage: 1835-1839p. 25
Women Overseas-- the World Anti-Slavery Convention: 1840-1847p. 55
Women of Seneca Falls: 1848-1849p. 79
A Wave of Agitation: 1850-1854p. 93
A Whiff of Scandal--Divorce and Reform: 1855-1860p. 125
Civil Wars. 1861-1865p. 143
Bitter Defeats: 1865-1869p. 169
Separate Paths to Suffrage: 1870-1879p. 207
United Once More, 1880-1892p. 239
End of an Era: 1893-1906p. 267
On Strike and On Parade: 1907 1916p. 287
To War and Victory: 1917 1920p. 315
Epiloguep. 337
List of Documentsp. 341
Biographies of Major Personalitiesp. 409
Notesp. 429
Bibliographyp. 435
Indexp. 445
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ISBN: 9780816023097
ISBN-10: 0816023093
Series: Eyewitness to History S.
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 31st October 1992
Publisher: Facts on File Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.5  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 1.39

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