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Suffrage reconstructed : gender, race, and voting rights in the Civil War era

Author: Laura E Free
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Fourteenth Amendment, ratified on July 9, 1868, identified all legitimate voters as 'male.' In so doing, it added gender-specific language to the U.S. Constitution for the first time. Suffrage Reconstructed is the first book to consider how and why the amendment's authors made this decision. Vividly detailing congressional floor bickering and activist campaigning, Laura E. Free takes readers into the pre- and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Free, Laura E., 1971-
Suffrage reconstructed.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2015
(OCoLC)919921587
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura E Free
ISBN: 9780801450860 0801450861
OCLC Number: 906798259
Description: 235 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : we, the people --
The white man's government --
Manhood and citizenship --
The family politic --
The rights of men --
That word male --
White women's rights --
Conclusion : by reason of race.
Responsibility: Laura E. Free.

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Suffrage Reconstructed offers a new interpretation of the Civil War-era remaking of American democracy, placing African American activists and women's rights advocates at the heart of  Read more...
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"In the crisp and lucid Suffrage Reconstructed, Laura E. Free delivers on her promise to shed light on how whiteness and manhood became synonymous with citizenship, why the word 'male' was introduced Read more...

 
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