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Women's Votes, Women's Voices: The Campaign for Equal Rights in Washington

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The right of citizens to vote is a pillar of democracy--a mainstay denied to Washington women until they united in a campaign to enact change. Suffragettes briefly achieved the right to vote through an 1883 legislative act, only to have a Territorial Supreme Court decision declare it invalid. Once again, women formed clubs and embarked on a grassroots crusade. They canvassed neighborhoods, circulated petitions, published a newspaper, conducted debates, sold a cookbook, participated in fairs, and more. Finally, in 1910, ...

Women's Votes, Women's Voices: The Campaign for Equal Rights in Washington 2010, Washington State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780917048746

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