Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women's Right to Vote

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New York City's elite women who turned a feminist cause into a fashionable revolution In the early twentieth century over two hundred of New York's most glamorous socialites joined the suffrage movement. Their names--Astor, Belmont, Rockefeller, Tiffany, Vanderbilt, Whitney and the like--carried enormous public value. These women were the media darlings of their day because of the extravagance of their costume balls and the opulence of the French couture clothes, and they leveraged their social celebrity for ...

Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women's Right to Vote 2017, New York University Press

ISBN-13: 9781479837069

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