Southern Strategies: Southern Women and the Woman Suffrage Question

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Women of the Causes

In the course of time, I became . . . a householder, a property-owner, a taxpayer, and the regular employer of five persons.

My experience, therefore, has been more varied than that of most women, and I know something of the interests both of the woman who works and of the woman property-owner, the taxpayer, and the employer.

I can say with positiveness that there never was a moment when the possession of a vote would not have been a hindrance and a burden to me.

Molly Elliot Seawell, from The Ladies Battle, 1911

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page ii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xix
  • I - Origins of the Southern Suffrage Movement 1
  • 2 - Origins of the Southern Antisuffrage Movement 30
  • 3 - Women of the Causes 56
  • 4 - The Ideology of Southern Antisuffragism 78
  • 5 - Organizational Strategies and Activities of the Southern Antisuffragists 101
  • 6 - The States' Rights Faction: Kate Gordon's Louisiana 127
  • 7 - The State Suffrage Campaigns: Virginia as a Case Study 151
  • Epilogue 175
  • Conclusion 178
  • Appendix 185
  • Notes 205
  • Bibliography 249
  • Index 277
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