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African American women in the struggle for the vote, 1850-1920

Author: Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1998.
Series: Blacks in the diaspora.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of African American women's roles in the suffrage movement breaks new ground. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn draws from many original documents to take a comprehensive look at the African American women who sought the right to vote. She discovers numerous Black suffragists previously unknown. Analyzing the women's own stories, she examines why they joined the woman suffrage movement in the United States and how  Read more...
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Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn.
African American women in the struggle for the vote, 1850-1920.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)605257154
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
ISBN: 0253333784 9780253333780 025321176X 9780253211767
OCLC Number: 37693895
Description: xii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Revisiting the question of race in the woman suffrage movement --
African American women in the first generation of woman suffragists : 1850-1869 --
African American woman suffragists finding their own voices : 1870s and 1880s --
Suffrage strategies and ideas : African American women leaders respond during "the nadir" --
Mobilizing to win the vote : African American women's organizations --
Anti-black woman suffrage tactics and African American women's responses --
African American women as voters and candidates --
The nineteenth amendment and its meaning for African American women.
Series Title: Blacks in the diaspora.
Responsibility: Rosalyn Terborg-Penn.

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