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Why they marched : untold stories of the women who fought for the right to vote

Susan Ware
For too long the history of how American women won the right to vote has been told as the visionary adventures of a few iconic leaders, all white and native-born, who spearheaded a national movement. In this essential reconsideration, Susan Ware uncovers a much broader and more diverse history waiting to be told. Why They Marched is the inspiring story of the dedicated women--and occasionally men--who carried the banner in communities across the nation, out of the spotlight, protesting, petitioning, and demonstrating for the right to become full citizens.-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2019
The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2019
360 pages ; 20 cm
9780674986688, 0674986687
Prologue: A walk through suffrage history
Part One. Claiming citizenship: The trial of Susan B. Anthony and the "Rochester Fifteen"
Sojourner Truth speaks truth to power
Sister-wives and suffragists
Alice Stone Blackwell and the Armenian crisis of the 1890s
Charlotte Perkins Gilman finds her voice
Part Two. The personal is political: The shadow of the Confederacy
Ida B. Wells-Barnett and the Alpha Suffrage Club
Two sisters
Claiborne Caitlin's suffrage pilgrimage
"How it feels to be the husband of a suffragette"
The farmer-suffragettes
Suffragists abroad
Part Three. Winning strategies: Mountaineering for suffrage
Hazel MacKaye and the "allegory" of woman suffrage
"Bread and roses" and votes for women too
Cartooning with a feminist twist
Jailed for freedom
Maud Wood Park and the Front Door Lobby
Tennessee's "Perfect 36"
Epilogue: "Leaving all to younger hands."