Woman Suffrage and the New Democracy

Author(s): 
Graham, Sara Hunter
ISBN: 
0300063466
Date published: 
January 1997
Paperback
Price: 
£20.00
Pages: 
320

American suffragists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries worked in a political climate that was indifferent or even hostile to the extension of democratic rights. This engrossing book investigates how the woman suffrage movement achieved its goal by forging a highly organised and centrally controlled interest group, the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), one of the most effective single-issue pressure groups in the United States. Sara Hunter Graham examines the tactics and ideology of the NAWSA and discusses what they tell us about pressure politics, women's rights and American democracy.