496 pages. 9 x 11.” Hardback with gold-stamped dust jacket and gold silk bookmark. Profusely illustrated. Full color. Bibliography. Index. ISBN 0-9770095-0-5
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Named one of the "Five Best Books"
on the subject by The Wall Street Journal
Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement, by Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr., captures the glory and excitement of this early civil rights movement as never before. Spread out over 496 oversize pages, the historic saga comes alive with the help of nearly 1,000 remarkable illustrations, historic photographs, individual portraits, editorial cartoons, campaign posters and original material, most never before reproduced.
Winning the Vote unveils a central, inspiring, and yet largely unknown chapter in American history. This beautifully designed and richly illustrated book presents the woman suffrage movement clearly and chronologically, with emphasis on the remarkable personalities and turbulent political campaigns of the early 20th century.
Large format photographs and vibrant color images accent the fast paced text that highlights key developments between 1848 and 1920. Over 50 state electoral campaigns are covered, along with the controversial final drive for the 19th amendment, which was finally ratified in August 1920.
Winning the Vote shows how women have long been active participants in American history, and how they became politically powerful even without the vote. The award-winning book features illustrated profiles of 78 individual American women and men who led the drive for equal rights over 72 years. The opening three chapters, out of eighteen, cover efforts in the 19th century, while the rest focus on the early 20th century. An Epilogue follows suffragists into government and other influential areas after 1920.