After the Vote Was Won

The Later Achievements of Fifteen Suffragists


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About the Book

Because scholars have traditionally examined the efforts of American suffragists only in relation to electoral politics, the history books have largely missed the real story of what these women achieved far outside the realm of voting reform. Though Stanton, Anthony, and Mott are the best known figures of the woman’s suffrage movement, all were dead more than a decade before women actually achieved the vote. Women like Alice Paul, Louisine Havemeyer, and Mary Church Terrell carried on their work, putting their campaign experiences to work long after the 19th Amendment was ratified. This book tells the story of how these women made an indelible mark on American history in fields ranging from education to art, science, publishing, and social activism.

About the Author(s)

Katherine H. Adams is a professor emerita of the Department of English at Loyola University New Orleans.

Michael L. Keene is a professor emeritus of English at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Bibliographic Details

Katherine H. Adams and Michael L. Keene
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 208
Bibliographic Info: 20 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4938-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5647-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Preface      1
Introduction      3

1. In America: Picketing, Jail, and Torture      11
2. Suffragists as Collectors and Artists: Affecting a Cultural Future      36
3. Not to Simply Teach, but to Transform Education      69
4. Influence Through a Writing Career      100
5. A Continuing Life of Activism      137
6. After 1920: The Lives of Other Suffragists      174

Works Cited      181
Index      195

Book Reviews & Awards

“highly readable and well-researched…highly recommended”—Choice.