By Robert J. Dinkin
Dispelling the parable that girls turned all in favour of partisan politics in simple terms when they bought the vote, this research makes use of modern newspaper resources to teach that ladies have been lively within the celebration fight lengthy sooner than 1920. even supposing their function was once first and foremost constrained to attending rallies and web hosting picnics, they steadily started to use their pens and voices to help get together tickets. by means of the overdue nineteenth century, ladies spoke at celebration capabilities and arranged all-female teams to assist canvass neighborhoods and get out the vote. within the early suffrage states of the West, they voted in expanding numbers or even held a couple of offices.
Women have been fairly lively, this publication indicates, within the minor reformist parties―Populist, Prohibitionist, Socialist, and Progressive―but ultimately got here to play a job within the significant events in addition. famous suffrage leaders, corresponding to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, entered the partisan area so that it will advertise their reason. by the point the suffrage modification used to be ratified, girls have been deeply occupied with 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