"Better Citizens Without the Ballot": American AntiSuffrage Women and Their Rationale During the Progressive Era

@article{Thurner1993BetterCW,
  title={"Better Citizens Without the Ballot": American AntiSuffrage Women and Their Rationale During the Progressive Era},
  author={Manuela Thurner},
  journal={Journal of Women's History},
  year={1993},
  volume={5},
  pages={33 - 60}
}
For historians, writing about those who "back the wrong horse in politics" is neither an extremely popular nor a very easy undertaking, as Brian Harrison has pointed out in his 1978 book on the British opposition to woman suffrage.1 With the losers being dumped onto "history's rubbishheap," it is difficult to find information about antisuffragists, male or female, because it is buried under layers and layers of a "feminist-whig'' history that has recounted women's collective endeavors and… Expand
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