Woman suffrage and the new democracy / Sara Hunter Graham.
By: Graham, Sara Hunter.Material type: BookPublisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, c1996Description: xviii, 234 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0300063466 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780300063462 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History | Suffragists -- United States -- History | National American Woman Suffrage Association -- HistoryDDC classification: 324.6/2/082
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-223) and index.
1. Woman Suffrage in 1900 -- 2. Anxiously Doubting Democracy -- 3. The Suffrage Renaissance -- 4. Building a Constituency -- 5. The Front Door Lobby -- 6. The Suffrage Machine -- 7. Ratification -- Conclusion: Woman Suffrage and the New Democracy.
American suffragists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries worked in a political climate that was indifferent or even hostile to the extension of democratic rights. This engrossing book investigates how the woman suffrage movement achieved its goal by forging a highly organized and centrally controlled interest group, the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), one of the most effective single-issue pressure groups in the United States. Sara Hunter Graham examines the tactics and ideology of NAWSA and discusses what they tell us about pressure politics, women's rights, and American democracy.