Archives: Nineteenth Amendment

Seeing Suffrage: The iPad edition is on its way

October 15, 2012 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: news.

The iPad edition of the book is nearly complete, and plans now are to have it available on the iBookstore by the first week in November. Because it is electronic and multimedia, the iPad edition will offer much more (and at a significantly lower price) than the print edition.

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The education of Alice Paul

October 9, 2012 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Alice Paul.

Why did Alice Paul earn so many college degrees? No one really knows the definitive answer to that question. Paul turned out to be quite good about concealing her motivations, usually arguing that whatever she was doing wasn’t about her and she wasn’t very important. Still, the question must be asked, and there are answers that are at least reasonable to assume.

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Seeing Suffrage: The Six Hats – and three pictures

October 8, 2012 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: news.

The photo, one of three taken at about the same moment, shows Jane Burleson, the grand marshal of the Washington suffrage parade, standing with five other marshals sometime before the parade began at 3 p.m. on March 3, 1913. Burleson is standing third from the right along with parade marshals (left to right according to what’s on the picture itself) Mrs. Russell McLennan, Althea Taft, Louise Bridges, Alberta Hill and Miss F. Ragsdale. What is immediately striking to modern viewers about this pictures is the hats the women are wearing. But there’s much more to see than the hats.

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Parker’s column concerns documentary about women

September 30, 2012 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Alice Paul, news.

One of the stories that should be told — and probably will be if this documentary is any good — is that of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, who in one afternoon, changed the tenor and trajectory of the women’s suffrage debate that eventually led to the 19th Amendment that allowed women to vote.

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Get-out-the-vote: the non-nonpartisanship of it all

September 24, 2012 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: news, Voting.

The underlying tone of one is that expanding the electorate will help President Barack Obama get re-elected. The underlying tone of the other is that putting more legal controls on who votes and when will aid the Republicans and Mitt Romney.

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Alice Paul and the final stages of the suffrage debate

September 20, 2012 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Alice Paul, news.

Paul is by far the most colorful and vibrant character of the final decade of that debate, but did she ultimately help or hurt the ratification process of the Nineteenth Amendment? The debate continues, but undoubtedly Paul’s presence adds great life to the suffrage story.

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