100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment

An Appraisal of Women's Political Activism
Oxford University Press
  • erschienen am 1. Februar 2018
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The year 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment giving many women in the United States the right to vote. The struggle for suffrage lasted over six decades and involved more than a million women; yet, even at the moment of the amendment's enactment, women's activists disagreed heartily over how much had been achieved, whether it was necessary for women to continue organizing for political rights, and what those political rights would bring. Looking forward to the 100-year anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, this collection of original essays takes a long view of the past century of women's political engagement to gauge how much women have achieved in the political arena. The volume looks back at the decades since women won the right to vote to analyze the changes, developments, and even continuities in women's roles in the broad political sphere. Ultimately, the book asks two important questions about the last 100 years of women's suffrage: 1) How did the Nineteenth Amendment alter the American political system? and 2) How has women's engagement in politics changed over the last 100 years? As the chapters reveal, while women have made substantial strides in the political realm--voting at higher rates than men and gaining prominent leadership roles--barriers to gender equality remain. Women continue to be underrepresented in political office and to confront gender bias in a myriad of political settings. The contributors also remind us of the important understanding to be gained from an intersectional perspective to women's political engagement. In particular, several chapters discuss the failure of the Nineteenth Amendment to provide full political rights and representation to African American, Latina, and poorer women. The work also considers women's extra-institutional activism in a wide variety of settings, including in the feminist, civil rights, environmental, and far-right movements. As the volume traces women's forceful presence and limitations in politics over the past century, it also helps us look forward to consider the next 100 years: what additional victories might be won and what new defeats will need women's response?
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Holly J. McCammon is Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Sociology, and Affiliated Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and American Studies at Vanderbilt University. Her recent book is The U.S. Women's Jury Movements and Strategic Adaptation: A More Just Verdict. She is a former editor of the American Sociological Review and collaborated in editing The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism. Lee Ann Banaszak is Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on women's movements in the United States and Western Europe. She is the author of The Women's Movement Inside and Outside the State and Why Movements Succeed or Fail: Opportunity, Culture and the Struggle for Woman Suffrage.
1. Introduction: From the Nineteenth Amendment to Today: An Appraisal of 100 Years of Women's Political Engagement Holly J. McCammon and Lee Ann Banaszak Part I: Women's Participation in Electoral Politics: 100 Years of Change and Continuity 2. Disappointed Hopes? Female Voters and the 1924 Progressive Surge J. Kevin Corder and Christina Wolbrecht 3. The Evolution of Women's (and Men's) Partisan Attachments Heather L. Ondercin 4. What's Happened to the Gender Gap in Political Participation? How Might We Explain It? Nancy Burns, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Ashley Jardina, Shauna Shames, and Sidney Verba 5. From Seneca to Shelby: Intersectionality and Women's Voting Rights Celeste Montoya 6. 100 Years since Woman Suffrage: Managing Multiple Identities among Latina Congressional Leaders Jessica Lavariega Monforti 7. Women in State Legislatures from the Gilded Age to the Global Age Susan Welch Part II: Feminism and Women's Movement Activism: A Century of Struggle 8. "Feminism Means More than a Changed World It Means the Creation of a New Consciousness in Women": Feminism, Consciousness-Raising, and Continuity between the Waves Laura K. Nelson 9. U.S. Women's Groups in National Policy Debates, 1880-2000 Kristin A. Goss 10. After Suffrage Comes Equal Rights? ERA as the Next Logical Step Tracey Jean Boisseau and Tracy A. Thomas Part III: Diversity in Women's Social Movement Activism: Illustrations from 100 Years of Engagement 11. Black Women Cause Lawyers: Legal Activism in Pursuit of Racial and Gender Equality Brittany N. Hearne and Holly J. McCammon 12. American Mothers of Nonviolence: Action and the Politics of Erasure in Women's Nonviolent Activism Selina Gallo-Cruz 13. Women in White Supremacist Movements in the Century after Women's Suffrage Kathleen Blee 14. Women, Leadership, and the Environmental Movement Holly J. McCammon, Allison McGrath, David Hess, and Minyoung Moon 15. Women Occupying Wall Street: Gender Conflict and Feminist Mobilization Heather McKee Hurwitz and Verta Taylor 16. Epilogue: Women's Activism from Electoral Campaigns to Protest Action: Into the Next 100 Years Lee Ann Banaszak and Holly J. McCammon Contributors Index
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