By Melanie Gustafson
An unique and well timed exam of women's lengthy heritage of engaging in partisan politics, "Women and the Republican celebration, 1854-1924" explores the forces that propelled ladies to partisan activism in an period of common disfranchisement and offers a brand new standpoint on how girls formed their political concepts and identities sooner than and after 1920. Melanie Susan Gustafson examines women's partisan historical past as a part of the bigger heritage of women's political tradition. Contesting the approved concept that girls have been uninvolved in political events ahead of they officially obtained the vote, Gustafson unearths the size and intensity of women's partisan activism among the founding of the Republican occasion, whose abolitionist schedule captured the loyalty of many ladies, and the passage of the 19th Amendment."Women and the Republican celebration, 1854-1924" offers the complicated interaction of partisan and nonpartisan task, the fierce debates between girls concerning the top strategy to make their effect felt, and the ebb and stream of enthusiasm for women's participation in the Republican occasion. Gustafson records the emergence of 3rd events - particularly the innovative social gathering, which cut up off from the Republican celebration in 1912 - that fused the civic global of reform organisations with the electoral international of vote casting and laws. She additionally profiles the major ladies Republicans and activists, either ordinary (Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jane Addams, and Mary Church Terrell) and not more popular (Anna Dickinson, Victoria Woodhull, Judith Ellen Foster, and Mary Ann Shadd Cary).