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TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword by Anne Firor Scott ................................ x PART I. ESSAYS Introduction: A Lifelong Interest by A. Elizabeth Taylor .......... 3 The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas by A. Elizabeth Taylor. ... 13 A Note on the Author ...................................... 48 PART II. DOCUMENTS 1. Seneca Falls "Declaration of Sentiments" (1848) ............ 51 2. The Texas Reconstruction Convention Considers Woman Suffrage (1868-1869): Declaration of T. H. Mundine; Committee Report for Woman Suffrage; Committee Minority Report Against Woman Suffrage; Remarks ofHon. L. D. Evans on the Resolution of Mr. Mundine ................................ 56 3. The American Woman Suffrage Association Petitions the Texas Legislature (1872): Memorial From Lucy Stone .......... 62 4. The Texas Redeemer Convention Considers Woman Suf­ frage (1875): Mr. Weaver's Resolution; Mr. Russell's Resolution ; Debate; Mrs. Hiatt's Report ........................... 65 5. "Idiots, Lunatics, Paupers, and Felons" (1875): Article 6, 1875 Constitution ....................................... 70 6. "The Ballot an Educator" (1881) by Jenny Beauchamp . . . . . . 72 7. Mariana Folsom Organizes for Suffrage in Texas (1880s): Lucy Stone to Mariana Folsom; "The Ballot" by Mariana Folsom ................................................ 76 8. The WCTU Endorses Votes for Women (1888): "Woman is Thinking!"by Grace Danforth .............................. 79 9. "If I were mayor of San Antonio ..." (1893): "The Female Suffragists, a Chat with Four Texas Leaders of the Movement". ... 84 10. The Texas Equal Rights Association (1893): Minutes of the First Session ............................................ 87 11. Local Suffrage Societies Make the News (1893-1894): Belton; Denison; Granger; Dallas ........................... 94 12. Texas Suffragists Propose an Organizational Plan (1894): Texas Plan ofWork ...................................... 99 13. Southern Ladies and Gentlemen (1894): "The Women Suffragists ...Waving the Bloody Shirt" .......................101 TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword to the Texas A&M University Press Edition, by Nancy Baker Jones and Cynthia J. Beeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi Foreword, by Anne Firor Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii viii CONTENTS 14. Texas Woman's Congress Meets in Dallas (1893-1894): "Want Power at Once" by Margaret Watson 104 15. "Equal Suffrage Means Purer Laws" (1894): "Women Should Vote" by Miss Sue Greenleaf 107 16. Representative Tomkins Proposes a State Constitutional Amendment (1895): House Joint Resolution No. 29 113 17. Annette Finnigan Begins the Second Phase of the Texas Struggle (1903-1905): "Copy of Letter to Texas Woman" by Finnigan 115 18. Suffragists Testify at a Legislative Hearing (1907): The Woman's Tribune 119 19. The Austin Woman Suffrage Association (1908-1915): Minutes 122 20. Eleanor Brackenridge Revives the Texas Woman Suffrage Association (1913): Eleanor Brackenridge to Mrs. Cone Johnson 127 21. Annette Finnigan Polls the Legislative Candidates (1914): Letters to and from Candidates for the Legislature 131 22. Minnie Fisher Cunningham Takes Charge (1915): "Program of the Fifth Convention of the Texas Woman Suffrage Association" 133 23. Houston Chronicle and Herald Endorses Suffrage (1917) 136 24. Men Support the Cause (1914-1919): "Some Phases of Woman Suffrage" by S.P. Brooks; "Why Men Need Equal Suffrage for Women" by A. Caswell Ellis 138 25. Texas Suffragists Send a Message to President Wilson (1917): Call to the Seventh Convention of the Texas Equal Suffrage Association; "Equal Suffrage Meet Closes" 146 26. Minnie Fisher Cunningham Reports on State Suffrage Activities and War Work (1917) 153 27. Lobbying for the Vote (1917): Directions for Lobbyists 156 28. Suffragists Help Impeach Governor Ferguson (1917): Minnie Fisher Cunningham to Carrie Chapman Catt 159 29. The Primary Election Bill Passes (1918): Minnie Fisher Cunningham to Carrie Chapman Catt 165 30. Sufragistas Sign Up (1918): "Un Manifesto de la Sra. Rena Maverick Green a las Mujeres del Condado" 169 31. Women Register and Vote for First Time in Texas (1918): "Texas Woman Voters," The Woman Citizen; "To the Women of Texas," by Hortense Ward; Vote for Annie Webb Blanton 172 CONTENTS ix 32. Efforts to Pass the Federal Amendment Continue (1918): Minnie Fisher Cunningham to Jewel Scarborough 176 33. Anti-Suffragists Rally Opposition (1916-1918): "Not for Woman's Suffrage"; "Women Don't Want Suffrage . . ." 179 34. Texans Vote on a State Constitutional Amendment (1919): "Outline of Campaign for Carrying the Suffrage Amendment . . ."; "Many Factors Contributed to the Apparent Defeat of Suffrage"; Election Results 183 35. Texas Legislature Ratifies the Nineteenth Amendment (1919): Minnie Fisher Cunningham to Carrie Chapman Catt 193 36. Texas Suffrage Ratification Proclamation (1920) 196 37. Jane Y. McCallum's Account of the Movement: Diary; Activities of Women in Texas Politics, I 199 38. Epilogue: "Citizens at Last": Activities of Women in Texas Politics, II 221 PART III. BIBLIOGRAPHIES Suffrage Bibliography by Ruthe Winegarten 233 Texas Women in Politics and Public Affairs by Judith N. McArthur 238 Consulting Editors 242 Index 243 ...

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