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Constitutional Orphan: Gender Equality and the Nineteenth Amendment

Paula A. Monopoli


This book explores the role of former suffragists in the constitutional development of the Nineteenth Amendment, during the decade following its ratification in 1920. It examines the pivot to new missions, immediately after ratification, by two national suffrage organizations, the National Woman’s Party (NWP) and the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). The NWP turned from suffrage to a federal equal rights amendment. NAWSA became the National League of Women Voters (NLWV), and turned to voter education and social welfare legislation. The book connects that pivot by both group ... More

Keywords: woman suffrage, National Woman’s Party, NWP, NAWSA, Alice Paul, Carrie Chapman Catt, gender equality, NLWV

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190092795
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190092795.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paula A. Monopoli, author
Sol & Carlyn Hubert Professor of Law, University of Maryland Carey School of Law