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Century of Struggle

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

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PAPERBACK

$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674106536

Publication Date: 03/01/1996

Short

432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 line illustrations

Belknap Press

World

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

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