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100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of Women's Political Activism

Holly J. McCammon and Lee Ann Banaszak


100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment looks back at the century since the amendment giving women in the United States the right to vote was ratified. The volume asks: how has women’s political engagement unfolded over the last one hundred years? The chapters consider women’s participation in electoral politics as well as their efforts in social movement activism. They reveal that, while women have made substantial strides in the political realm—for example, voting at higher rates than men and gaining greater leadership roles in politics and social movements—barriers to gender equality remain. ... More

Keywords: woman suffrage, Nineteenth Amendment, feminism, women’s rights, social movements, electoral politics, women and politics, voting, intersectionality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190265144
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190265144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Holly J. McCammon, editor
Professor of Sociology, Vanderbilt University

Lee Ann Banaszak, editor
Professor of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University

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Front Matter

1 Introduction

Holly J. McCammon and Lee Ann Banaszak

Part I Women’s Participation in Electoral Politics: One Hundred Years of Change and Continuity

2 Disappointed Hopes?

J. Kevin Corder and Christina Wolbrecht

4 What’s Happened to the Gender Gap in Political Participation?

Nancy Burns, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Ashley Jardina, Shauna Shames, and Sidney Verba

5 From Seneca to Shelby

Celeste Montoya

Part II Feminism and Women’s Movement Activism: A Century of Struggle

10 After Suffrage Comes Equal Rights?

Tracey Jean Boisseau and Tracy A. Thomas

Part III Diversity in Women’s Social Movement Activism: Illustrations from One Hundred Years of Engagement

11 Black Women Cause Lawyers

Brittany N. Hearne and Holly J. McCammon

14 Women, Leadership, and the U.S. Environmental Movement

Holly J. McCammon, Allison McGrath, David J. Hess, and Minyoung Moon

15 Women Occupying Wall Street

Heather McKee Hurwitz and Verta Taylor

16 Epilogue

Lee Ann Banaszak and Holly J. McCammon