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Suffrage and the City: New York Women Battle for the Ballot

Lauren C. Santangelo


Suffrage and the City: New York Women Battle for the Ballot uncovers the ways in which the demand for women’s rights intersected with the history, politics, and culture of New York City in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. The city—its mores, rhythms, and physical layout—helped to shape what was possible for suffragists campaigning within it. At the same time, these activists helped to redefine the urban experience, especially for white, middle-class women. The fight for the vote in the nation’s largest metropolis demanded that suffragists both mobilize and contest urban etiquette, as they w ... More

Keywords: suffrage, New York, Manhattan, enfranchisement, women’s rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190850364
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190850364.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lauren C. Santangelo, author
Lecturer, Writing Program, Princeton University