The Woman Suffrage Movement in America: A Reassessment challenges existing accounts of what made politicians relent to the suffrage movement.

"College day in the picket line line," 1917. National Woman's Party Collection, Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C.

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The Woman Suffrage Movement in America: A Reassessment

How did women in America gain the right to vote? This book departs from traditional movement-centered accounts. It tells the story of woman suffrage as one involving the diverse politics of women across the country as well as the incentives of the men with the primary political authority to grant new voting rights - those in state legislatures. Through a mix of qualitative and quantitative evidence, the book explains the success and failures of efforts for woman suffrage provisions in five states and in the U.S. Congress as the result of successful and failed coalitional politics between the suffrage movement and important constituencies of existing male voters, including farmers' organizations, labor unions, and the Populist and Progressive parties. Suffrage activists mattered - just not in the ways that many believed.

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