Seeking The Right To Vote

Author : LeeAnne Gelletly
ISBN : 9781422293478
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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It was women who first picketed the White House for a political cause. In 1917, they held banners and signs calling for suffrage for women. They wanted the right to vote. These suffragists were continuing a protest that had begun in 1848. Elizabeth Cady Stanton helped found the suffrage movement. Her friend Susan B. Anthony shaped it. They would both live long enough to see women gain the vote in a few states. But it would take another generation to finish the campaign. Among those activists were Carrie Chapman Catt, who took a disciplined and moderate approach, and Alice Paul, whose confrontational style led to picketing the White House. The fight to achieve the vote was long and hard. Suffragists followed both moderate and militant paths. But they shared the belief that women were citizens of the United States. And that meant they had a right to vote.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

African American Women In The Struggle For The Vote 1850 1920

Author : Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
ISBN : 025321176X
Genre : History
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"Rarely has a short book accomplished so much as Terborg-Penn's seminal work. With the utmost attention to detail Terborg-Penn examines the contributions of black suffragist stalwarts... It undoubtedly will become the definitive work on African American women's involvement in the mainstream woman suffrage movement and specifically on black women's struggle for the vote." --Choice "... this is a well-written overview of a crucial aspect of African American history that would be ideal for the college classroom." --Journal of American History "... not only a major contribution to suffrage history... but also a powerful indictment of white suffrage activists who were able to see beyond the sexism but not the racism of their society." --Journal of Southern History "This groundbreaking volume provides a theoretical and practical framework for new paradigms in African American women's history.... All Black politicians should read and discuss this unique and brilliant book. Many lessons can be learned." --Philadelphia New Observer This comprehensive look at the African American women who fought for the right to vote analyzes the women's own stories and examines why they joined and how they participated in the U.S. women's suffrage movement. Terborg-Penn shows how every political and racial effort to keep African American women disfranchised met with their active resistance until black women finally achieved full citizenship.
Category: History

Seeking Inalienable Rights

Author : Debra Ann Reid
ISBN : 9781603443630
Genre : Citizenship
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In essays, scholars demonstrate that the history of Texans' quests to secure inalienable rights and expand government-protected civil rights has been one of stops and starts, successes and failures, progress and retrenchment.
Category: Citizenship

Understanding Your Right To Assemble

Author : Carol Hand
ISBN : 9781448894697
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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With the Occupy Wall Street movement still fresh in the minds of many across the nation, no part of the Constitution is more important to that cause than the Freedom of Assembly. This guide to that freedom takes a sweeping approach, going back to the dawn of democracy and the signing of the Magna Carta and then discussing how people are affected in modern times and with modern issues. It hits some of the most controversial moments and issues in a fact-filled format that still manages to be an entertaining read for any historian or modern activist.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Desperately Seeking Certainty

Author : Daniel A. Farber
ISBN : 0226238105
Genre : Law
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Irreverent, provocative, and engaging, Desperately Seeking Certainty attacks the current legal vogue for grand unified theories of constitutional interpretation. On both the Right and the Left, prominent legal scholars are attempting to build all of constitutional law from a single foundational idea. Dan Farber and Suzanna Sherry find that in the end no single, all-encompassing theory can successfully guide judges or provide definitive or even sensible answers to every constitutional question. Their book brilliantly reveals how problematic foundationalism is and shows how the pragmatic, multifaceted common law methods already used by the Court provide a far better means of reaching sound decisions and controlling judicial discretion than do any of the grand theories.
Category: Law

Migrants Or Expatriates

Author : Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels
ISBN : 9781137316301
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines the migration, integration and transnational activity of overseas Americans – American migrants – in France, Germany and the UK. It examines the reasons for their migration, introduces the concept of 'accidental migrant' and explores the question of overseas Americans' integration and identity formation.
Category: Social Science

Racializing Justice Disenfranchising Lives

Author : M. Marable
ISBN : 9780230607347
Genre : Social Science
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African Americans today face a systemic crisis of mass underemployment, mass imprisonment, and mass disfranchisement. This comprehensive reader makes clear to students the mutual constitution of these three crises.
Category: Social Science

Seeking Higher Ground

Author : M. Marable
ISBN : 9780230610095
Genre : Social Science
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Hurricane Katrina of August-September 2005, one of the most destructive natural disasters in U.S. history, dramatically illustrated the continuing racial and class inequalities of America. In this powerful reader, Seeking Higher Ground, prominent scholars and writers examine the racial impact of the disaster and the failure of governmental, corporate and private agencies to respond to the plight of the New Orleans black community. Contributing authors include Julianne Malveaux, Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Ronald Walters, Chester Hartman, Gregory D. Squires, Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Alan Stein, and Gene Preuss. This reader is the second volume of the Souls Critical Black Studies Series, edited by Manning Marable, and produced by the institute for Research in African-American Studies of Columbia University.
Category: Social Science