Harriot Stanton Blatch and the winning of woman suffrage /
Ellen Carol DuBois.
New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c1997.
x, 353 p., [20] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
0300065620 (cloth : alk. paper)
More Details
New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c1997.
0300065620 (cloth : alk. paper)
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-343) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Ellen Carol DuBois is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1998-04-01:
DuBois has made a valuable contribution to the field of women's history in general and to the story of the battle for woman's suffrage in particular. Harriot Stanton Blatch was one of the leading second-generation figures of the suffrage movement and, as the daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, both qualified and burdened by her background. DuBois follows Blatch's career from its beginnings in the early 1880s through the New York state suffrage referendum in 1915, the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, and Blatch's various political activities within and outside the women's rights movement after 1920. The study is not one long paean, nor is it a vindictive stream of criticism, but a balanced view, noting Blatch's faults--her nativism and her high-handedness as a leader--as well as her skill in politics and her innovative approaches. DuBois carefully delineates the various divisions within the woman suffrage and women's rights movements and the position of Blatch within each. In a superbly clear and concise conclusion the author assesses Blatch's significance, especially in comparison with Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Paul. An exceptionally well-written work; words, ideas, and topics never seem out of place. Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. P. L. Silver Johnson State College
This item was reviewed in:
Choice, April 1998
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Harriot Blatch's dedication to the realization of woman suffrage, marked by a concern for social justice and human liberty, closely paralleled that of her mother.
Publisher Fact Sheet
Harriot Stanton Blatch daughter of the famous suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, played an essential role in the winning of woman suffrage in the United States. This powerfully written book is both a biography of her & a new appraisal of the winning & aftermath of the American woman suffrage movement.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Daughterp. 7
Vocationp. 34
Englandp. 60
Classp. 88
Politicsp. 122
Democracyp. 148
Victoriesp. 182
Feminismp. 214
Historyp. 242
Conclusion: Significancep. 274
Abbreviations for Manuscript Collectionsp. 279
Notesp. 281
Indexp. 344
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem