The Weight of Their Votes: Southern Women and Political Leverage in the 1920s

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Italic page numbers refer to figures and tables.
Activism, extrapolitical, 6
Activism, political: by antisuffragist women, 43–44; electoral vs. nonelectoral, 282 (n. 88); before vs. a fter suffrage, 3–6, 75
African Americans. See Black entries Aiken (South Carolina), 20, 39
Alabama: black women voters in, 24; courtship of voters in, 77, 78, 81, 86, 91–92, 195, 197; 1920 elections in, 72, 73, 97, 100–101 electoral reform in, 67; female candidates in, 42; fraud in, 129–30; industrial workers in, 63; interracial alliances in, 133; language in, 22; legislator responsiveness in, 177–79, 182, 205, 207–8, 211, 217; lobbying in, 138–40, 142, 143, 147, 151, 152, 207–8, 217; men's response to suffrage in, 26, 28–29; in 1920
presidential election, 16, 70, 73, 97; in 1928 presidential election, 202, 204; nonpartisanship in, 118, 121, 123; party organization in, 38, 81, 89; poll taxes in, 46, 70–72; presidential turnout in, 190, 391, 292 (n. 8); prima ries in, 103; registration barriers in, 52, 54; registration drives in, 50, 63; rejection of amendment by, 16; rural women in, 62, 121; in ten years after suffrage, 192, 195, 197, 200, 205, 207–8, 211, 217; voter education in, 58. See also Birmingham Alabama Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, 132
Alabama League of Women Voters, 37, 70, 151
Alexandria (Louisiana), 25
Anniston (Alabama), 52
Antisuffragists: arguments of, 13–15; on black women voters, 26; on disfranchisement, threats to, 47–48; on female officeholding, 39; on gender roles, 29, 31–32, 39; party leaders as, 75–76; postsuffrage political activities of, 43–44
Appropriations, 180–82, 207–12, 290 (n. 101)
Arkansas: black leverage in, 199; courtship of voters in, 78–80, 91, 94–95; female candidates in, 79; female officeholders in, 31, 40, 82, 159; language in, 22; legislator responsiveness in, 169; lobbying in, 142, 159; men's response to suffrage in, 2728, 33; 1920 elections in, 73; in 1928 presidential election, 202, 204; poll taxes in, 46, 69, 73, 218, 300 (n. 169); presidential turnout in, 190, 393; primary suffrage in, 73, 243 (n. 12); ratification by, 16; Republican lilywhitism in, 94–95: in ten years after suffrage, 199, 218
Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs, 169
Arlington County (Virginia), 224
Atlanta (Georgia): black leverage in, 174; courtship of voters in, 76–77; early suffrage in, 243 (n. 12); female officeholders in, 160; interracial alliances in, 131; lobbying in, 139, 152; 1920 elections in, 50; party organiza-

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