A reform against nature : woman suffrage and the rethinking of American citizenship, 1840-1920 / Carolyn Summers Vacca. [electronic resource]

Author
Vacca, Carolyn S. (Carolyn Summers), 1949- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Peter Lang, c2004.
Description
1 online resource (189 p. ) ill. ;

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Series
American university studies. Series IX, History, 0740-0462 ; v. 200 [More in this series]
Summary note
"Debates over women's suffrage filled the pages of nineteenth-century articles, speeches, and books. Early natural rights justifications gave way to those based on women's special characteristics - characteristics used by vehement anti-suffragists to justify women's exclusion from the polity. These questions over natural rights reappeared in immigration and naturalization debates, which also attracted the print media's attention. This shift in the rationale for inclusion in the suffrage debates paved the way for a reorientation of American views - from citizenship as a right, to citizenship as a privilege - a view that informed America's response to questions of immigration and naturalization in the early twentieth century."--Jacket.
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-182) and index.
Language note
English
Contents
  • Ch. 1. Citizenship, women, and western political traditions
  • Ch. 2. The early years : women's quest for inclusion
  • Ch. 3. Enemies from without and within
  • Ch. 4. Shifting ground
  • Ch. 5. Reunion and re-orientation
  • Ch. 6. Whose victory?
  • Ch. 7. Women's nature, immigrant's nature : the triumph of ascriptivism.
ISBN
0-8204-7822-9
LCCN
2003007661
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