One Woman, One Vote by Marjorie Spruill Wheeler
Rediscovering the Women's Suffrage Movement

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Companion book to the PBS American Experience documentary by the same name, this anthology is the most comprehensive collection of writings — contemporary and historical — on the woman suffrage movement in America. It includes essays by the most prominent contemporary historians, many who challenge widely accepted theories and illustrate the diversity and complexity of the fight for the 19th Amendment.
 

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Published August 15, 1995 by NewSage Press. 388 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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This hope was crushed with the ratification of the 14th Amendment in 1868 granting the right to vote to all ``male citizens.'' The result was a schism in the movement, discussed by Andrea Moore Kerr, in which proponents of women's suffrage were pitted against those who demanded civil rights for b...

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The fight for woman suffrage got under way in 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York, but it took another 72 years to win the right to vote with ratification of the 19th Amendment. To celebrate the 75th anniv

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And ``Armageddon in Tennessee'' by Anastasia Sims relates the drama that unfolded when the amendment passed the Tennessee legislature by a single vote cast by a 24-year-old whose mother had adjured him to ``be a good boy'' and vote for suffrage.

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