No Vote for Women

The Denial of Suffrage in Reconstruction America

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About the Book

From 1865, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton led campaigns for equal rights for all but were ultimately defeated by a Congress and reformers intent on applying suffrage established with constitutional amendments and legislation to men only. Ignoring all women, black and white, advocates argued that enfranchising black men would solve race problems, masking the effect on women. This book weaves Anthony’s and Stanton’s campaigns together with national and congressional events, in the process uncovering relationships among these events and revealing the devastating impact on the women and their campaign for civil rights for all citizens.

About the Author(s)

Bernadette Cahill is an independent scholar and writer. She has written about women’s rights and history throughout her professional life and has had many articles published on women’s suffrage and the Equal Rights Amendment. The daughter of a British suffragette, she lives in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Bibliographic Details

Bernadette Cahill
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 343
Bibliographic Info: 8 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7333-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3594-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Introduction 1
1. The Negro’s Hour 3
2. Men Only 7
3. Women Need Not Apply 18
4. On Their Own 26
5. That Word “Male” 32
6. Petitions, Obstruction and Reform 41
7. The American Equal Rights Association 50
8. The Fourteenth Amendment and That Word “Male” 58
9. Censorship, Suffrage Campaigning and New York State 65
10. Campaign Penury, Organizational Skills and Cooperation 73
11. Equal Suffrage for Washington, D.C. 82
12. Woman’s Champion 88
13. Stanton Speaks 92
14. The War of the Politicians 100
15. Enter Kansas 106
16. The End of Cooperation 110
17. Stepping Forward in Kansas 114
18. Not Another Man 120
19. AERA Discord 128
20. Anti-woman Sentiment 136
21. Fighting on Two Fronts 142
22. Albany Goes Down 149
23. Kansas Heats Up 155
24. Another Albany Skirmish 161
25. The Women’s Money Stolen 168
26. Reinforcements 176
27. Kansas: Men v. Citizens 184
28. Desperate Measures 192
29. Waiting for Train 198
30. Unprecedented Audiences 205
31. Against Men’s Arguments Against Women 210
32. Campaigning for the Forgotten Woman 220
33. “One of the best misunderstood statesmen” 228
34. “Women at the polls” 236
35. “No press, pulpit or politicians” 245
36. Finding Their Voice 253
37. The Aftermath 265
Epigraphs 275
Abbreviations 277
Appendix A: States Where Woman Suffrage Failed During Reconstruction 278
Appendix B: Milestones of the 14th Amendment State by State 278
Appendix C: 1860 Census Data Related to Slaves 280
Appendix D: 1860 Census Data Showing Potential Voting Population Totals 280
Chapter Notes 281
Bibliography 315
Index 325