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Century of Struggle

Century of Struggle

The Woman’s Rights Movement in the United States, Enlarged Edition

Eleanor Flexner, Ellen Fitzpatrick

ISBN 9780674106536

Publication date: 03/01/1996

Century of Struggle tells the story of one of the great social movements in American history. The struggle for women’s voting rights was one of the longest, most successful, and in some respects most radical challenges ever posed to the American system of electoral politics.

“The book you are about to read tells the story of one of the great social movements in American history. The struggle for women’s voting rights was one of the longest, most successful, and in some respects most radical challenges ever posed to the American system of electoral politics… It is difficult to imagine now a time when women were largely removed by custom, practice, and law from the formal political rights and responsibilities that supported and sustained the nation’s young democracy… For sheer drama the suffrage movement has few equals in modern American political history.”—From the Preface by Ellen Fitzpatrick

Praise

  • Miss Flexner’s well-documented text is brightened by vignettes of…stout and colorful personalities… Her book has depth and amplitude.

    —New York Times Book Review

Authors

  • Eleanor Flexner (1908–1995), a writer, also wrote American Playwrights: 1918–1938 and Mary Wollstonecraft.
  • Ellen Fitzpatrick is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire.

Book Details

  • 432 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Belknap Press

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