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Forging the Franchise$
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Dawn Langan Teele

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780691180267

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691180267.001.0001

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Remember the Ladies: Competition and Mobilization in the United States

Remember the Ladies: Competition and Mobilization in the United States

(p.83) 4 Remember the Ladies: Competition and Mobilization in the United States
Forging the Franchise

Dawn Langan Teele

Princeton University Press

This chapter presents a case study of women's enfranchisement in the United States. It argues that the formation of a broad coalition of women, symbolized by growing membership in a large non-partisan suffrage organization, in combination with competitive conditions in state legislatures, was crucial to securing politicians' support for women's suffrage in the states. The chapter first gives a broad overview of the phases of the US suffrage movement, arguing that the salience of political cleavages related to race, ethnicity, nativity, and class influenced the type of movement suffragists sought to build. It then describes the political geography of the Gilded Age, showing how the diversity of political competition and party organization that characterized the several regions mirrors the pattern of women's enfranchisement across the states.

Keywords:   women's enfranchisement, voting rights, United States, suffrage, suffragists, political geography, Gilded Age, women's suffrage

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