Woman’s Suffrage and the Endgame

Historian Alexander Keyssar does a good job of dissecting the complicated endgame of the woman’s suffrage movement (though note that Keyssar calls it the women’s suffrage movement –students should consider what the difference in usage implies).  This image of a suffrage parade in New York captures many of the issues raised by Keyssar’s narrative in his book, The Right to Vote (2009 ed.).  It also highlights many of the key insights of this course, which is why a detail from it appears on the banner image.  You can read more about it at the Dickinson Survey of American History.  Students interested in this subject might also appreciate two essays from previous iterations of the History 211 course, by Alex Poeton, on the role of women in the Election of 1912, and Ryan Sellinger, on female support for Herbert Hoover in 1928.

Suffrage Parade (1912)

Suffrage Parade (1912)

 

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