The years 2017-2019 mark the centennial of women first winning the right to vote in key states, representing a turning point in the drive to win national suffrage in 1920. The centennial celebrations have begun REMEMBER THE LADIES
documents the milestones in that hard-won struggle and reflects on women's impact on politics since.
Named a "best book of 2017" on several important listings, REMEMBER THE LADIES
--now in paperback--is a must-have as the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States approaches in 2020.
When the Second Continental Congress of the thirteen colonies convened to draft the Declaration of Independence, Abigail Adams admonished her husband, John Adams, to "remember the ladies" (write rights for women into the laws for a new system of government ) to no avail. From the birth of our nation to the crushing defeat of the first female presidential nominee for a major party, this popular history highlights women's impact on United States politics and government. Drawing on original source documents, biographies of leaders, letters, photos, cartoons, charts, graphs, posters, ads, and buttons, it documents the fight for women's right to vote. It presents this often-forgotten struggle--and its roots in other justice work--in an accessible, conversational, relevant manner for a wide audience.
Here are the groundbreaking convention records, speeches, newspaper accounts, letters, photos, and drawings of those who fought for women's right to vote, arranged to convey the inherent historical drama. The accessible almanac style allows this entertaining history to speak for itself.
Important for today's discussions, REMEMBER THE LADIES
does not extract women's suffrage from the inseparable concurrent historic endeavors for emancipation, immigration, and temperance. Instead, its robust research documents the intersectionality of women's struggle for the vote in its true context with other progressive efforts.