Brentwood - Sunday, February 9th at 3:00 pm - Ellen DuBois discusses and signs "Suffrage"
Join us on Sunday, February 9th at 3:00 pm as we welcome Ellen DuBois to the store to discuss and sign Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote!
DuBois begins in the pre-Civil War years with foremothers Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Sojourner Truth as she explores the links between the suffrage movement and the abolition of slavery. She introduces new champions Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Paul, who brought the fight into the 20th century, and she shows how African American women, led by Ida B. Wells-Barnett, demanded voting rights even as white suffragists ignored them. And after decades of persevering through disappointments and defeats, DuBois explains how suffragists forged a strategy to win voting rights in crucial battleground states -- culminating in the last, most difficult ratification in Tennessee.
Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote is sure to become the authoritative account of one of the great episodes in the history of American democracy. And the suffrage movement’s legacy only continues to grow -- as women’s votes are solicited by political parties, as more women candidates enter the political arena, and as women voice their opinions about political issues that matter to them.
Ellen Carol DuBois is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at UCLA, where she taught women's history. She is the co-editor of the anthology Unequal Sisters: A Multicultural Reader in Women's History and coauthor of Through Women's Eyes: An American History with Documents, both of which have gone through multiple editions, as well as other books. In 1998 she won the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize of the American Historical Association for her book Harriot Stanton Blatch and the Winning of Woman Suffrage.