By Katherine H. Adams
Simply because students have ordinarily basically tested the efforts of yankee suffragettes in terms of electoral politics, the heritage books have mostly neglected the true tale of what those girls sought to achieve--and ultimately did achieve--far outdoor the area of balloting reform. even though Stanton, Anthony, and Mott are definitely the simplest recognized figures of the woman's suffrage circulation, all have been useless greater than a decade sooner than ladies really accomplished the vote. girls like Alice Paul, Louisine Havemeyer, and Mary Church Terrell carried on their paintings, placing their crusade reviews to paintings lengthy after the nineteenth modification was once ratified. This booklet tells the tale of the way those girls made an indelible mark on American background in fields starting from schooling to paintings, technology, publishing, and social activism.
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Immediately after the Senate vote, the NWP and NAWSA began working on securing the necessary ratiﬁcation by thirty-six of the forty-eight states. By March 1920, thirty-ﬁve states had ratiﬁed, and only one more was needed. The motion failed in Delaware in May. In a packed Nashville, housing anti-suffrage as well as suffrage forces, suffrage was ratiﬁed on August 18. In a three-year period, these women had stood up to the American gov- In America 35 ernment in ever more radical ways after they began to see that regular meetings and parades were having little effect: they instituted picketing, even in wartime, burned the president in efﬁgy, served lengthening jail sentences, demanded political prisoner status, hunger struck in jail, fought against placements in psychopathic wards, suffered punishments inﬂicted by police and prison wardens, and endured the negative response of family, friends, employers, and the press.
On September 16, the NWP initiated a new level of aggression in Lafayette Square. D. ” He gives “words, and words, and words,” she claimed, words that did not indicate real support for suffrage, words that he never backed up with real action (“President’s Words Burned” 7). On that day, several suffragists gave speeches to reinforce the message of the burning quotations. ” Many years later, Paul described this rhetorical act to an interviewer: We had a sort of perpetual ﬂame going in an urn outside our headquarters in Lafayette Square.
For this exhibit, Blatch felt that a public introduction would allow these themes of tradition and change to be tantamount in the viewers’ minds — and this time Havemeyer was willing to be the featured speaker. Her remarks allowed the WPU to shift the price from one dollar to ﬁve and to earn additional money by selling the speech text. Royal Cortissoz, an art critic at the Suffragists as Collectors and Artists 43 New York Tribune, helped Havemeyer plan her remarks, but she didn’t read the formal, historical speech that they had written together.