Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment

ISBN-10: 0471426121

ISBN-13: 9780471426127

Edition: 2004

Authors: Eleanor Clift

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A high-profile journalist brings the women's suffrage movement to life in this latest addition to the Turning Points series On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified and women in America finally won the right to vote. Now, in this riveting account, journalist and pundit Eleanor Clift captures the drama of the women's suffrage movement-and shows how the issues and arguments that surrounded the suffragettes still reverberate today. Beginning with the Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention of 1848, Clift introduces us to the movement's leaders, takes us on marches and demonstrations, and profiles the opposition-anti-suffragettes, both men and women, who would do anything to stop women from getting the vote. The story culminates in the dramatic struggle to pass the 19th Amendment-a struggle that ultimately came down to the vote of a single legislator in Tennessee. Eleanor Clift (Washington, DC) is a contributing editor for Newsweek, where she reports on the White House, presidential politics, and a variety of national issues. She is a regular panelist on the nationally syndicated TV show The McLaughlin Group and a political analyst for the Fox News Network. With her husband, Tom Brazaitis, she is the author of Madam President and War without Bloodshed.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Stirrings of Discontent
"Ain't I a Woman?"
Testing the Limits
Passing the Torch
Division in the Ranks
Martyr for the Cause
Out of Bondage
A Vote for Mother
Epilogue
Bibliography
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