By Katherine H. Adams
Simply because students have characteristically in basic terms tested the efforts of yank suffragettes when it comes to electoral politics, the heritage books have principally overlooked the genuine tale of what those girls sought to achieve--and ultimately did achieve--far outdoor the area of balloting reform. notwithstanding Stanton, Anthony, and Mott are definitely the simplest recognized figures of the woman's suffrage stream, all have been useless greater than a decade sooner than ladies really accomplished the vote. girls like Alice Paul, Louisine Havemeyer, and Mary Church Terrell carried on their paintings, placing their crusade reviews to paintings lengthy after the nineteenth modification used to be ratified. This ebook tells the tale of ways those ladies made an indelible mark on American heritage in fields starting from schooling to artwork, technology, publishing, and social activism.
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In October, for example, there were seventy women in two jails, some for just a few days on their ﬁrst sentences, others for thirty or sixty days, and six for seven months. ” 26 After the Vote Was Won As difﬁcult prisoners refusing to go home, they often faced harsh, retributive treatment, in parts of jails not in regular use. Matilda Hall Gardner talked with her attorney and later provided the Suffragist with details from Occoquan Workhouse in rural Virginia, about having her clothing removed, being sent into showers with open doors, eating wormy food, living in enforced silence, and working long hours each day.
After talking with Blatch several times, Havemeyer decided to create her ﬁrst public exhibition, with an entrance fee going to the suffrage campaign, moving her private love, her exclusively shown collection, into a public space and for a public cause. On April 12, 1912, Loan Exhibition of Paintings by El Greco and Goya opened at the M. Knoedler and Company Gallery on Fifth Avenue as a fundraiser for the suffrage campaign, the gallery seeking a future relationship with Havemeyer and thus willing to host this political event.
Thirteen women were arrested and sent to Occoquan Workhouse for sixty days (Irwin, The Story of 245). For picketing on September 22, four women received thirty-day sentences. On October 6, the day that Congress adjourned, Paul was arrested along with ten other women who protested the legislature’s continuing inaction on suffrage. Their sentences were suspended. On October 15, four of the women under suspended sentences, including Rose Winslow, went out again and for this repeated offense got a sentence of six months in the Workhouse.
After the Vote Was Won: The Later Achievements of Fifteen Suffragists by Katherine H. Adams