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Women's Rights in the Age of Suffrage free pdf This is a lively, accessible collection of essays exploring the history of the struggle for women's rights in the United States from the colonial period to the present. The 19th Amendment secured for women the right to vote in 1920 - a triumph nearly 80 years in the making. Ratification would never have happened without active widespread support of women across the nation, but as historians have discovered, efforts to gain suffrage and other rights for women throughout America's history have been distinguished not only by unity, consensus, and advancement, but by plurality, disagreement, and reversals, as well. The fight for women's rights was one of the first topics explored by women's historians when the field emerged in the 1970s. Current and authoritative, "Women's Rights in the Age of Suffrage" shows just how complex and multifaceted our understanding of that fight has become. "Women's Rights in the Age of Suffrage" spans the breadth of American history, from Native American women prior to colonization to women during the Revolution, Antebellum period, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age. Coverage of the 20th century moves from the Progressive Era to the Great Depression and World War II- from the emergence of modern feminism to the present. Throughout, it offers fascinating details of ordinary and extraordinary lives while charting the evolving roles of women in American society. The series features contributions from experts on each specific era and on the social history approach to historical analysis that is producing dramatic changes to our understanding of the past. Primary sources detail the words and voices of everyday Americans through excerpts from letters, diaries, journalism, and other direct sources. This title features primary sources, including the 1692 witchcraft examination of Bridget Bishop- an excerpt from a 1917 National American Woman Suffrage Organization document, "Why Women Should Vote-" and excerpts from "School Days of an Indian Girl by Zitkala-Sa". Each chapter contains sidebars for more in-depth coverage and an annotated bibliograpy offers information on scholarly works for further research. This title acquaints readers with prominent theorists, spokeswomen, and political organizers and leaders, as well as with 'ordinary' women who played a role in this struggle. It explores a wide range of issues past and present, including suffrage, civil rights, economic independence and economic justice, freedom of speech and expression, sexual freedom, reproductive rights, and racial equality. It considers how multiple and intersecting categories of identity - including gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, political ideology, and religious affiliation - have shaped various women's responses to multiple and intersecting forms of social inequality and oppression.

About Crista DeLuzio

Crista DeLuzio, PhD, is associate professor of history at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

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Author : Crista DeLuzio
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Data Published : 15 December 2009
ISBN : 1598841149
EAN : 9781598841145
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 300 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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