After the Vote Was Won: The Later Achievements of Fifteen by Katherine H. Adams

By Katherine H. Adams

Simply because students have regularly in simple terms tested the efforts of yank suffragettes on the subject of electoral politics, the background books have principally neglected the true tale of what those girls sought to achieve--and finally did achieve--far open air the world of balloting reform. although Stanton, Anthony, and Mott are definitely the easiest recognized figures of the woman's suffrage circulate, all have been lifeless greater than a decade sooner than ladies truly accomplished the vote. ladies like Alice Paul, Louisine Havemeyer, and Mary Church Terrell carried on their paintings, placing their crusade reviews to paintings lengthy after the nineteenth modification used to be ratified. This ebook tells the tale of the way those girls made an indelible mark on American historical past in fields starting from schooling to artwork, technology, publishing, and social activism.

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To make it clear that their protest would continue regardless of the consequences, women boldly went out to the monument again. ” On August 14, speeches at the monument connected these police actions to the Senate’s disrespect for women and for democracy. Elsie Hill’s speech involved a comparison that NWP speakers frequently reiterated, that the Senate resembled the German Reichstag: “On the days our boys in khaki won their first brilliant battle in France, we, their women at home, were forced to see a few made-in-Germany Senators viciously defeat the cause of human liberty here” (“The Later Demonstrations”).

Together with her husband, Harry Havemeyer, owner of the American Sugar Refining Company whom she married in 1883 and with whom she shared this pursuit, Louisine built, through a personal connection to “art, art, art,” perhaps the finest private art collection in America. Harry particularly liked Chinese porcelain and Japanese tea bowls, which he had begun acquiring before their marriage. Over time the couple filled their three-story mansion on Fifth Avenue with these purchases as well as paintings by Rembrandt, Goya, El Greco, Manet, Corot, Courbet, Degas, and others, artists then little known in the United States.

Dollee Chevrier, whose Franco–Catholic family in Manitoba opposed woman suffrage, objected to her participation in the picketing; both her parents and her fiancé thought it might be better if she didn’t return home after local papers reported that she had entered a Washington jail (Payment). Since longer sentences resulted from repeated picketing, many busy wives and workers picketed once and accepted short sentences, but then did not return to the line: they had other commitments, they faced negative judgments, and they also knew what terror might await them.

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