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Treacherous Texts collects more than sixty literary texts written by smart, savvy writers who experimented with genre, aesthetics, humor, and sex appeal in an effort to persuade American readers to support woman suffrage. Although the suffrage campaign is often associated in popular memory with oratory, this anthology affirms that suffragists recognized early on that literature could also exert a power to move readers to imagine new roles for women in the public sphere. Uncovering startling affinities between popular literature and propaganda, Treacherous Texts samples a rich, decades-long tradition of suffrage literature created by writers from diverse racial, class, and regional backgrounds.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. C O N T E N T S
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Chronology of the U.S.Woman Suffrage Campaign
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. PA RT I: Declaring Sentiments, 1846–1891
  2. pp. 8-9
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 10-17
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  1. “Petition for Woman’s Rights” (1846)
  2. pp. 18-19
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  1. “Declaration of Sentiments” (1848)
  2. pp. 20-23
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  1. Speech at Akron, Ohio,Woman’s Rights Convention (1851)
  2. pp. 24-25
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  1. Christine, or, Woman’s Trials and Triumphs (1856)
  2. pp. 26-40
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  1. “Independence” (1859) “Shall Women Vote?” (1860)
  2. pp. 41-42
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  1. “Woman and the Ballot” (1870)
  2. pp. 43-46
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  1. “Aunt Chloe’s Politics” (1871) “John and Jacob—A Dialogue on Woman’s Rights” (1885)
  2. pp. 47-50
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  1. My Wife and I; or, Harry Henderson’s History (1871)
  2. pp. 51-61
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  1. “Cupid and Chow-Chow” (1872)
  2. pp. 62-73
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  1. “Trotty’s Lecture Bureau” (1877)
  2. pp. 74-77
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  1. “How I went to ’lection” (1877)
  2. pp. 77-85
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  1. Fettered for Life, or, Lord and Master (1874) “A Divided Republic: An Allegory of the Future” (1885)
  2. pp. 86-99
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  1. “Another Chapter of ‘The Bostonians’” (1887)
  2. pp. 100-107
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  1. Wynema: A Child of the Forest (1891)
  2. pp. 108-111
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  1. PA RT I I: Searching for Sisterhood: Two Case Studies of Transnational Feminism, 1907–1914
  2. pp. 112-113
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 114-118
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  1. Interactions between U.S. and British Campaigns
  2. p. 119
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  1. Votes for Women (1907)
  2. pp. 120-132
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  1. “The March of the Women” (1911)
  2. pp. 133-134
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  1. “The Diary of a Newsy” (1911)
  2. pp. 135-137
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  1. Julia France and Her Times (1912)
  2. pp. 138-147
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  1. “How it Feels to be Forcibly Fed” (1914)
  2. pp. 148-151
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  1. Interactions between U.S. and Chinese Campaigns
  2. p. 152
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  1. “The Inferior Woman” (1910)
  2. pp. 153-162
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  1. “The Oppression of Women” (1915) “In All Earnestness, I speak to all my sisters” (1915)
  2. pp. 163-164
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  1. “Catching Up with China” Banner (1912)
  2. pp. 165-166
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  1. “Heathen Chinee” Cartoon (1912)
  2. p. 167
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  1. PART I I I: Making Woman New! 1897–1920
  2. pp. 168-169
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 170-176
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  1. “Women Do Not Want It” (1897) “The Anti-Suffragists” (1898) “The Socialist and the Suffragist” (1911)
  2. pp. 177-181
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  1. “The Australian Ballot System” (1898)
  2. pp. 182-185
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  1. Portia Politics (1911–1912)
  2. pp. 186-189
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  1. “Disfranchisement” from Mother Goose as a Suffragette (1912) “Taffy” from Mother Goose as a Suffragette (1912)
  2. pp. 190-192
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  1. “Women March” (1912)
  2. pp. 193-199
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  1. “The Arrest of Suffrage” (1912)
  2. pp. 200-205
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  1. “Brother Baptis’ on Woman Suffrage” (1912)
  2. p. 206
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  1. “Mirandy on ‘Why Women Can’t Vote’” (1912)
  2. pp. 207-210
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  1. Hagar (1913)
  2. pp. 211-219
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  1. “The Parade: A Suffrage Playlet in One Act and an After-Act” (1913)
  2. pp. 220-224
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  1. “The Woman with Empty Hands: The Evolution of a Suffragette” (1913)
  2. pp. 225-230
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  1. “How it Feels to be the Husband of a Suffragette” (1914)
  2. pp. 231-234
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  1. “Our Own Twelve Anti-Suffragist Reasons” (1914) “Representation” (1914) “The Revolt of Mother” (1915) “A Consistent Anti to Her Son” (1915)
  2. pp. 235-238
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  1. “A Plea for Suffrage” (1915)
  2. pp. 239-240
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  1. “The President’s Valentine” (1916)
  2. pp. 241-242
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  1. Fanny Herself (1917)
  2. pp. 243-253
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  1. The Sturdy Oak, chapter 7 (1917)
  2. pp. 254-262
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  1. For Rent—One Pedestal (1917)
  2. pp. 263-269
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  1. “President Wilson says ‘Godspeed to the Cause’” Cartoon (1917) “Come to Mother” Cartoon (1917)
  2. pp. 270-272
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  1. “President Wilson’s War Message” Banner (1917)
  2. pp. 273-274
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  1. “Telling the Truth at the White House” (1917)
  2. pp. 275-279
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  1. “We Worried Woody Wood” (1917)
  2. pp. 280-281
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  1. “Prison Notes, Smuggled to Friends from the District Jail” (1917)
  2. pp. 282-283
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  1. “Switchboard Suffrage” (1920)
  2. pp. 284-288
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  1. PA RT I V: Carrying the Suffrage Torch, 1920–1946
  2. p. 289
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 290-293
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  1. Jailed For Freedom (1920)
  2. pp. 294-297
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  1. “Upon this marble bust that is not I” (1923)
  2. pp. 298-299
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  1. “The Suffrage Torch: Memories of a Militant” (1929)
  2. pp. 300-305
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  1. The Mother of Us All (1946)
  2. pp. 306-310
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 311-320
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  1. Selected Bibliography of U.S. Suffrage Literature
  2. pp. 321-324
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 325-334
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  1. About The Authors
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