100 Years of Women's Suffrage

A University of Illinois Press Anthology
Author: Compiled by Dawn Durante
Introduction by Nancy A. Hewitt
Celebrating the work that women did and do to secure equal voting rights
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Publication Date
Paperback: 11/25/2019
Cloth: 11/25/2019
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About the Book

100 Years of Women’s Suffrage commemorates the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment by bringing together essential scholarship on the women's suffrage movement and women's voting previously published by the University of Illinois Press. With an original introduction by Nancy A. Hewitt, the volume illuminates the lives and work of key figures while uncovering the endeavors of all women—across lines of gender, race, class, religion, and ethnicity—to gain, and use, the vote. Beginning with works that focus on cultural and political suffrage battles, the chapters then look past 1920 at how women won, wielded, and continue to fight for access to the ballot.

A curation of important scholarship on a pivotal historical moment, 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage captures the complex and enduring struggle for fair and equal voting rights.

Contributors: Laura L. Behling, Erin Cassese, Mary Chapman, M. Margaret Conway, Carolyn Daniels, Bonnie Thornton Dill, Ellen Carol DuBois, Julie A. Gallagher, Barbara Green, Nancy A. Hewitt, Leonie Huddy, Kimberly Jensen, Mary-Kate Lizotte, Lady Constance Lytton, and Andrea G. Radke-Moss

About the Author

Dawn Durante is editor in chief at the University of Texas Press. Nancy A. Hewitt is Distinguished Professor Emerita at Rutgers University.

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"From the brutal imprisonment narratives that roused a nation's sympathies to the suffragists' plight to the 'gender gap' in contemporary voting, this text is a rich collection of University of Illinois Press works on the American women’s suffrage quest and its aftermath. 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage highlights rarely discussed regional and racial approaches in the fight for women's 'first class citizenship' through a fascinating mix of primary accounts and historical and gender studies essays. A recommended anthology that rightly honors the Nineteenth Amendment's centennial."--Michelle R. Scott, author of Blues Empress in Black Chattanooga: Bessie Smith and the Emerging Urban South

"Offering a unique and creative way to reflect on the suffrage movement, this anthology includes a full gamut of suffrage-related topics and controversies. This collection from years of scholarship from some of the most important scholars of women and voting will enrich our understanding of the subject in all its diversity and range. In revisiting the arguments, it will assuredly prompt new scholarship on the movement."--Susan Goodier, author of No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement