After the Vote Was Won: The Later Achievements of Fifteen by Katherine H. Adams

By Katherine H. Adams

Simply because students have usually in basic terms tested the efforts of yank suffragettes relating to electoral politics, the background books have principally ignored the genuine tale of what those ladies sought to achieve--and ultimately did achieve--far open air the area of vote casting reform. notwithstanding Stanton, Anthony, and Mott are definitely the easiest identified figures of the woman's suffrage circulate, all have been lifeless greater than a decade prior to girls truly completed the vote. girls like Alice Paul, Louisine Havemeyer, and Mary Church Terrell carried on their paintings, placing their crusade stories to paintings lengthy after the nineteenth modification used to be ratified. This publication tells the tale of ways those ladies made an indelible mark on American background in fields starting from schooling to artwork, technological know-how, publishing, and social activism.

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Havemeyer began slowly, answering anti-suffrage criticisms, prevailing clichés like a woman’s place being only in the home, at the end of talks given by others. She next repeated speeches of early suffrage activists. She then began giving her own talks, at rallies on the streets as well as in the headquarters, bringing her grandson on stage as she argued that women 42 After the Vote Was Won should not have to wait until his generation grew up to begin to vote. As Havemeyer wrote in a two-part article about her involvement in the campaign, “It was Mrs.

The tube had developed an irritation somewhere that is painful…. Don’t let them tell you we take this well. Miss Paul vomits much. I do too. It’s the nervous reaction, and I can’t control it much. We think of the coming feeding all day. It is horrible” (Stevens, Jailed for Freedom 118–19). A next ordeal concerned the psychopathic wards that women knew could extend their term of imprisonment indefinitely; in the District of Columbia, as in many states, women could be placed in these facilities indefinitely with the agreement of a physician and a family member — or of two physicians when family members were not present, as they would not In America 27 be when a woman was incarcerated.

Though Havemeyer could have supplied the entire exhibit by herself from her collection, she thought that a committee of selectors and a group of providers created a sense of common purpose. Havemeyer owned six of the eighteen old masters in the exhibit, with others being loaned by New York collectors sympathetic to the cause, a highly publicized partnership (“Art Exhibit for Suffrage: A Rubens”). For this exhibit, Blatch felt that a public introduction would allow these themes of tradition and change to be tantamount in the viewers’ minds — and this time Havemeyer was willing to be the featured speaker.

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