The Resource New women of the new South : the leaders of the woman suffrage movement in the southern states, Marjorie Spruill Wheeler

New women of the new South : the leaders of the woman suffrage movement in the southern states, Marjorie Spruill Wheeler

Label
New women of the new South : the leaders of the woman suffrage movement in the southern states
Title
New women of the new South
Title remainder
the leaders of the woman suffrage movement in the southern states
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie Spruill Wheeler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There is currently a great deal of interest in the Southern suffrage movement, but until now historians have had no comprehensive history of the woman suffrage movement in the South, the region where suffragists had the hardest fight and the least success. This important new book focuses on eleven of the movement's most prominent leaders at the regional and national levels, exploring the range of opinions within this group, with particular emphasis on race and states' rights. Wheeler argues that the suffragists were motivated primarily by the desire to secure public affirmation of female equality and to protect the interests of women, children, and the poor in the tradition of noblesse oblige in a New South they perceived as misgoverned by crass and materialistic men. A vigorous suffrage movement began in the South in the 1890s, however, because suffragists believed offering woman suffrage as a way of countering black voting strength gave them an "expediency" argument that would succeed - even make the South lead the nation in the adoption of woman suffrage. When this strategy failed, the movement flagged until the Progressive Movement provided a new rationale for female enfranchisement. Wheeler also emphasizes the relationship between the Northern and Southern leaders, which was one of mutual influence. This pioneering study of the Southern suffrage movement will be essential to students of the history of woman suffrage, American women, the South, the Progressive Era, and American reform movements
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
324.6/23/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1896
LC item number
.W48 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
New women of the new South : the leaders of the woman suffrage movement in the southern states, Marjorie Spruill Wheeler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-264) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The southern lady: hostage to "the lost cause" -- The making of southern suffragists -- Respectable radicals: southern suffragists as champions of women's rights -- Southern suffragists and "the Negro problem" -- Women's rights and states' rights: dissension in "the solid south" -- Bitter fruit: an incomplete victory, courtesy of Uncle Sam
Control code
ocn191933470
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610443406
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3663038x
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191933470
  • ebscoaca1423736753
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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