When Patriots Protest: The Anti-Suffrage Discursive Transformation of 1917

  title={When Patriots Protest: The Anti-Suffrage Discursive Transformation of 1917},
  author={Kristy Maddux},
  journal={Rhetoric \& Public Affairs},
  pages={283 - 310}
  • K. Maddux
  • Published 21 February 2005
  • Sociology, History
  • Rhetoric & Public Affairs
Historians have tried to use social movement, organizational, and leadership markers to define the anti-suffrage movement and to explain the radical change that occurred in that movement in 1917, and they have largely failed in doing so. As an alternative, this essay explains the anti-suffrage movement through that change, and specifically through its discursive transformation. To illuminate this transformation, the essay focuses on the case of the antis' treatment of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's… 

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