After the Vote Was Won: The Later Achievements of Fifteen by Katherine H. Adams

Women In History

By Katherine H. Adams

Simply because students have ordinarily basically tested the efforts of yank suffragettes when it comes to electoral politics, the background books have mostly ignored the genuine tale of what those ladies sought to achieve--and finally did achieve--far open air the area of balloting reform. even though Stanton, Anthony, and Mott are definitely the simplest recognized figures of the woman's suffrage move, all have been lifeless greater than a decade sooner than ladies really completed the vote. girls like Alice Paul, Louisine Havemeyer, and Mary Church Terrell carried on their paintings, placing their crusade reviews to paintings lengthy after the nineteenth modification used to be ratified. This e-book tells the tale of the way those girls made an indelible mark on American historical past in fields starting from schooling to paintings, technology, publishing, and social activism.

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When she refused to desist, police arrested her. Then two more women went up to relight this fire as they also kept a blaze going in the urn by the Lafayette Monument (Morris). With publicity increasing, NWP members kept the fires going for four days, with succeeding relays of women on duty (“The Watchfire”). Participants came from across the United States as they read publicity about the effort; college suffrage groups, like one from the University of Minnesota with whom student Rhoda Kellogg came to Washington, helped to forward the effort.

But the NWP decided to continue seeking suffrage by picketing during war (Resolution Passed). ” On April 21, an article in the Suffragist entitled “Mutual Responsibility” reminded readers that this country, which expected so much of women during wartime and needed the full participation of every American, was not willing to treat them as citizens and thus they had to fight for change. On June 9, 1917, in “The Indomitable Picket Line,” Lucy Burns wrote that lowering the banners, especially during wartime, would be an abandonment of women’s claim to liberty.

On June 23, the police warned the NWP that pickets would again be arrested if they went to their regular posts. On that day, four were arrested. On Sunday, June 24, the police captain again telephoned headquarters to say that the group could no longer hold banners of any kind before the White House. And Paul said to him in reply: “Well, I think that we feel that we ought to continue and I feel that we will continue” (Fry, Conversation). On June 25, twelve women were arrested as they carried banners with quotations from the president and from Susan B.

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