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“There is so much to be learned from the documents collected here. . . . Where better than in this record to find the inspiration to achieve another high point of women’s political history?”—from the foreword by Anne Firor Scott

Citizens at Last is an essential resource for anyone interested in the history of the suffrage movement in Texas. Richly illustrated and featuring over thirty primary documents, it reveals what it took to win the vote.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Quotation
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Foreword to the Texas A&M University Press Edition
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xiii-xviii
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  1. Part I: Essays
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Introduction: A Lifelong Interest
  2. A. Elizabeth Taylor
  3. pp. 3-12
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  1. The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas
  2. A. Elizabeth Taylor
  3. pp. 13-48
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  1. A Note on the Author
  2. p. 48
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  1. Part III: Documents
  2. pp. 49-50
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  1. 1. Seneca Falls "Declaration of Sentiments" (1848)
  2. pp. 51-55
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  1. 2. The Texas Reconstruction Convention Considers Woman Suffrage (1868-1869)
  2. pp. 56-61
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  1. 3. The American Woman Suffrage Association Petitions the Texas Legislature (1872)
  2. pp. 62-64
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  1. 4. The Texas Redeemer Convention Considers Woman Suffrage (1875)
  2. pp. 65-69
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  1. 5. "Idiots, Lunatics, Paupers, and Felons" (1875)
  2. pp. 70-71
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  1. 6. "The Ballot an Educator" (1881)
  2. pp. 72-75
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  1. 7. Mariana Folsom Organizes for Suffrage in Texas (1880s)
  2. pp. 76-78
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  1. 8. The WCTU Endorses Votes for Women (1888)
  2. pp. 79-83
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  1. 9. "If I were mayor of San Antonio . . ." (1893)
  2. pp. 84-86
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  1. 10. The Texas Equal Rights Association (1893)
  2. pp. 87-93
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  1. 11. Local Suffrage Societies Make the News (1893-1894)
  2. pp. 94-98
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  1. 12. Texas Suffragists Propose an Organizational Plan (1894)
  2. pp. 99-100
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  1. 13. Southern Ladies and Gentlemen (1894)
  2. pp. 101-103
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  1. 14. Texas Woman's Congress Meets in Dallas (1893-1894)
  2. pp. 104-106
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  1. 15. "Equal Suffrage Means Purer Laws" (1894)
  2. pp. 107-112
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  1. 16. Representative Tomkins Proposes a State Constitutional Amendment (1895)
  2. pp. 113-114
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  1. 17. Annette Finnigan Begins the Second Phase of the Texas Struggle (1903-1905)
  2. pp. 115-118
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  1. 18. Suffragists Testify at a Legislative Hearing (1907)
  2. pp. 119-121
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  1. 19. The Austin Woman Suffrage Association (1908-1915)
  2. pp. 122-126
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  1. 20. Eleanor Brackenridge Revives the Texas Woman Suffrage Association (1913)
  2. pp. 127-130
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  1. 21. Annette Finnigan Polls the Legislative Candidates (1914)
  2. pp. 131-132
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  1. 22. Minnie Fisher Cunningham Takes Charge (1915)
  2. pp. 133-135
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  1. 23. Houston Chronicle and Herald Endorses Suffrage (1917)
  2. pp. 136-137
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  1. 24. Men Support the Cause (1914-1919)
  2. pp. 138-145
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  1. 25. Texas Suffragists Send a Message to President Wilson (1917)
  2. pp. 146-152
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  1. 26. Minnie Fisher Cunningham Reports on State Suffrage Activities and War Work (1917)
  2. pp. 153-155
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  1. 27. Lobbying for the Vote (1917)
  2. pp. 156-158
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  1. 28. Suffragists Help Impeach Governor Ferguson (1917)
  2. pp. 159-164
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  1. 29. The Primary Election Bill Passes (1918)
  2. pp. 165-168
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  1. 30. Suffragists Sign Up (1918)
  2. pp. 169-171
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  1. 31. Women Register and Vote for First Time in Texas (1918)
  2. pp. 172-175
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  1. 32. Efforts to Pass the Federal Amendment Continue (1918)
  2. pp. 176-178
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  1. 33. Anti-Suffragists Rally Opposition (1916-1918)
  2. pp. 179-182
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  1. 34. Texans Vote on a State Constitutional Amendment (1919)
  2. pp. 183-192
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  1. 35. Texas Legislature Ratifies the Nineteenth Amendment (1919)
  2. pp. 193-195
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  1. 36. Texas Suffrage Ratification Proclamation (1920)
  2. pp. 196-198
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  1. 37. Jane Y. McCallum's Account of the Movement
  2. pp. 199-220
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  1. 38. Epilogue: "Citizens at Last"
  2. pp. 221-230
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  1. Part III: Bibliographies
  2. pp. 231-232
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  1. Suffrage Bibliography
  2. Ruthe Winegarten
  3. pp. 233-237
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  1. Texas Women in Politics and Public Affairs
  2. Judith N. McArthur
  3. pp. 238-241
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  1. Consulting Editors
  2. p. 242
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 243-250
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781623493684
Related ISBN
9781623493653
MARC Record
OCLC
954671611
Pages
268
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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