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One Woman, One Vote: Rediscovering the Woman Suffrage Movement, Second Edition by Marjorie J. Spruill, ed. (NewSage Press, August 17th 2021)
One Woman, One Vote was first published by NewSage Press in 1975 and is the companion book to the PBS American Experience documentary by the same name. This book continues to be the most comprehensive collection of writings — contemporary and historical — on the woman suffrage movement in America. The PBS documentary, produced by the Educational Film Center, has also been updated with an intro by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, for the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
This revised and expanded edition includes definitive writings by leading scholars that cover the full scope of the woman suffrage movement in the U.S., up to and including the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. This revised and expanded edition offers new material on the international influences for suffrage, race and racism, and regional issues that affected the suffrage movement and the struggles many women faced trying to vote — even after ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.
Readers learn of the growing diversity of the suffrage constituency in terms of region, religion, race, class, ethnicity, and even attitude, and that the suffrage story included both a record of harmony and cooperation but also discrimination and betrayal. For many women of color the struggle to get the vote did not end in 1920, but continued for the next 100 years—and continues today.
Above all, Spruill emphasizes that the vote was not “given” to women when the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in 1920: generations of suffragists labored long and hard to win the right to vote in the United States.
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