The Struggle for Woman Suffrage

Thursday, January 31, 2013
7:00–8:30 p.m. (EST) Enter Classroom Enter Forum


Marjorie J. Spruill
Professor of History, University of South Carolina
National Humanities Center Fellow

About the Seminar

This seminar will explore strategies suffragists adopted and arguments they made to obtain the vote for American women as political and cultural currents shifted throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. How did the Second Great Awakening affect the suffrage movement? How did women's battle for the vote relate to other reform movements like abolition, temperance, and Progressivism? How did the movement balance the efforts of moderates and radicals? And how did it accommodate itself to debates on race and immigration?

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