Fighting Chance : The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America

By: Dudden, Faye EMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2011Description: 1 online resource (296 p.)ISBN: 9780199773183Subject(s): African Americans -- Suffrage -- History -- 19th century | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) | Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Women’s rights -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Women''s rights --United States --History --19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fighting Chance : The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction AmericaDDC classification: 324.6/208996073 | 324.62308996073 LOC classification: JK1896 .D79 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Age Is Ripe for the Woman Question; 2. Black Rights, Women's Rights, and Civil War; 3. The "Negro's Hour"; 4. The Struggle for Equal Rights; 5. Kansas; 6. Revolutionary Journalism and Political Opportunism; 7. The Fight over the Fifteenth Amendment; Conclusion; Abbreviations; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary: The advocates of woman suffrage and black suffrage came to a bitter falling-out in the midst of Reconstruction, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton opposed the 15th Amendment because it granted the vote to black men but not to women. How did these two causes, so long allied, come to this? Based on extensive research, Fighting Chance is a major contribution to women''s history and to 19th-century political history--a story of how idealists descended to racist betrayal and desperate failure.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Age Is Ripe for the Woman Question; 2. Black Rights, Women's Rights, and Civil War; 3. The "Negro's Hour"; 4. The Struggle for Equal Rights; 5. Kansas; 6. Revolutionary Journalism and Political Opportunism; 7. The Fight over the Fifteenth Amendment; Conclusion; Abbreviations; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index

The advocates of woman suffrage and black suffrage came to a bitter falling-out in the midst of Reconstruction, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton opposed the 15th Amendment because it granted the vote to black men but not to women. How did these two causes, so long allied, come to this? Based on extensive research, Fighting Chance is a major contribution to women''s history and to 19th-century political history--a story of how idealists descended to racist betrayal and desperate failure.

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Faye E. Dudden is Professor of History at Colgate University. Her previous books include Serving Women: Household Service in Nineteenth-Century America and Women in the American Theatre: Actresses and Audiences, 1790-1870, which won the George Freedley Memorial Prize.

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