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Description - Century of Struggle by Eleanor Flexner

Century of Struggle tells the story of one of the great social movements in American history. The struggle for women's voting rights was one of the longest, most successful, and in some respects most radical challenges ever posed to the American system of electoral politics."The book you are about to read tells the story of one of the great social movements in American history. The struggle for women's voting rights was one of the longest, most successful, and in some respects most radical challenges ever posed to the American system of electoral politics... It is difficult to imagine now a time when women were largely removed by custom, practice, and law from the formal political rights and responsibilities that supported and sustained the nation's young democracy... For sheer drama the suffrage movement has few equals in modern American political history."--From the Preface by Ellen Fitzpatrick

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674106536
ISBN-10: 0674106539
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Eleanor Flexner

Eleanor Flexner(1908-1995), a writer, was also the author of American Playwrights: 1918-1938 and Mary Wollstonecraft. Ellen Fitzpatrick is Associate Professor of History, Harvard University, and the author of Endless Crusade: Women Social Scientists and Progressive Reform.