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By Robert J. Dinkin

Dispelling the parable that ladies grew to become all in favour of partisan politics merely once they got the vote, this examine makes use of modern newspaper assets to teach that girls have been energetic within the social gathering fight lengthy sooner than 1920. even if their position was once at first constrained to attending rallies and web hosting picnics, they progressively started to use their pens and voices to aid occasion tickets. by means of the overdue nineteenth century, girls spoke at occasion 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 number of offices.

Women have been really energetic, this e-book 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. well-known suffrage leaders, corresponding to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, entered the partisan enviornment that allows you to advertise their reason. by the point the suffrage modification was once ratified, ladies have been deeply desirous about the mainstream political process.

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