Suffragists.

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Butler, Jessee H. Suffragists.

Suffragists.

Presents the oral histories of eight women who participated in the woman's suffrage movement in the period from 1890s to final ratification of the suffrage amendment in 1920. Their activities ranged from holding luncheons and tea parties in St. Paul, Minnesota, to organizing campus suffrage clubs at Cornell and, to marching in New York suffrage parades, to soap-boxing on street corners in Boston, to stumping in upstate New York for the Women's Social and Political Union from the back of a car, to participating in the National Women's Party picketing outside the White House, and finally to campaigning for ratification with Carrie Chapman Catt. These life history interviews provide insights into the background and the political beliefs that motivated White middle class women to participate in the suffrage movement, and reveal how their early activism and beliefs impacted their post-suffrage lives and activities. Narrators include: Jessie Haver Butler, Katherine Tolls Chamberlain, Miriam Allen DeFord, May Goldman, Ernestine Hara Kettler, Laura Ellsworth Seiler, Sylvie Thygeson, Eva Marshall Totah.

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