Confederate exceptionalism : Civil War myth and memory in the twenty-first century / Nicole Maurantonio.

By: Maurantonio, Nicole [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksCulture America: Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019]Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 236 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780700628704; 0700628703Subject(s): Exceptionalism -- Confederate States of America | Collective memory -- Confederate States of America | Material culture -- Confederate States of America | White supremacy movements -- United States | Racism -- United StatesDDC classification: 973.7 LOC classification: E489 | .M38 2019Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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When the newly formed US quickly backed away from its revolutionary ideology by limiting the right to vote to white males, women devoted the next 130 years to gaining the vote. Even then, women of color had to wait another 45 years for the passage of the Voting Rights Act (1965), which effectively shifted responsibility for voting from the states to the federal government. In the end, men did not grant women the right to vote, but rather women claimed this right for themselves. Reform-minded men also realized that women and their votes could help them with their causes. Neuman, an award-winning journalist, blends the suffrage movement, and woman's rights in general, with broader historical themes and social reforms. She describes how women made a tactical error by ceasing their campaign during the Civil War, one that a newer generation corrected 60 years later during WW I. Though far from a supporter, Woodrow Wilson agreed to push the federal amendment at the same time the suffragists supported the war effort, despite the pacifist leanings of many of their leaders. This is a well-written, solid history of the long struggle for the woman's franchise. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. --Duncan R. Jamieson, Ashland University

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