Marjorie J. Spruill (Professor Emerita, University of South Carolina)
January 31, 2013
This seminar explores strategies suffragists adopted and arguments they made to obtain the vote for American women as political and cultural currents shifted throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. How did the Second Great Awakening affect the suffrage movement? How did women’s battle for the vote relate to other reform movements like abolition, temperance, and Progressivism? How did the movement balance the efforts of moderates and radicals? And how did it accommodate itself to debates on race and immigration?