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No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement

Susan Goodier


This book explores the complicated history of the suffrage movement in New York State by delving into the stories of women who opposed the expansion of voting rights to women. The book makes the case that, contrary to popular thought, women who opposed suffrage were not against women's rights. Instead, conservative women who fought against suffrage encouraged women to retain their distinctive feminine identities as protectors of their homes and families, a role they felt was threatened by the imposition of masculine political responsibilities. The book details the victories and defeats on both ... More

Keywords: suffrage movement, New York State, voting rights, women's rights, conservative women, feminine identity, anti-suffrage campaign, activism, women's equality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037474
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037474.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Goodier, author
SUNY Inst. Technology