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Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

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A richly illustrated history of women's suffrage in the United States that highlights underrecognized activists

Marking the centenary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, Votes for Women is the first richly illustrated book to reveal the history and complexity of the national suffrage movement. For nearly a hundred years, from the mid-nineteenth century
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 26th 2019 by Princeton University Press
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Jacopo Quercia
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Kate Clarke Lemay, a historian at the National Portrait Gallery, has put together a portable museum of the Women's Suffrage Movement in 'Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence.' The result is nothing short of breathtaking. This book is a triumph: wonderfully written, beautifully presented, and easily accessible. Any student or teacher of US history will be grateful they added this book to their library.

The brilliance behind 'Votes for Women' rests in its layout, which Dr. Lemay and Princ
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This book has more content about BIPOC women in suffrage and women's rights movements than any other book I've ever read about suffrage--and I've read a lot. ...more
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Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wider view of the suffrage movement, with more inclusion of the roles played by women of color, with objects from a National Portrait Galley exhibition.
Patty
”In writing this book to help commemorate the enfranchisement of American women, it has been important to think about whom we remember and why. Today, more than ever, it is critical to consider whose stories have been forgotten or overlooked, and whose have not been deemed worthy to record.”

A zillion years ago, long before CORVID, I walked through an exhibit on the 19th amendment at the National Portrait Gallery. This book gave me the opportunity to revisit that exhibit. It also introduced me to
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