100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of Women's Political Activism

ISBN : 9780190265144

Holly J. McCammon; Lee Ann Banaszak
384 ページ
156 x 235 mm

The Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in 1920 giving women in the United States the right to vote. 100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment looks back at this 100-year history and asks, how has women's political engagement unfolded over the last century? The book's chapters consider women's successes in the political realm but also biases that women still confront. Volume contributors pay particular attention to the diverse backgrounds and perspectives women bring to the political arena, reminding us of the insights provided by an intersectional perspective.


1. Introduction: From the Nineteenth Amendment to Today: An Appraisal of 100 Years of Women's Political Engagement
Holly J. McCammon and Lee Ann Banaszak
Part I: Women's Participation in Electoral Politics: 100 Years of Change and Continuity
2. Disappointed Hopes? Female Voters and the 1924 Progressive Surge
J. Kevin Corder and Christina Wolbrecht
3. The Evolution of Women's (and Men's) Partisan Attachments
Heather L. Ondercin
4. What's Happened to the Gender Gap in Political Participation? How Might We Explain It?
Nancy Burns, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Ashley Jardina, Shauna Shames, and Sidney Verba
5. From Seneca to Shelby: Intersectionality and Women's Voting Rights
Celeste Montoya
6. 100 Years since Woman Suffrage: Managing Multiple Identities among Latina Congressional Leaders Jessica Lavariega Monforti
7. Women in State Legislatures from the Gilded Age to the Global Age
Susan Welch
Part II: Feminism and Women's Movement Activism: A Century of Struggle
8. Feminism Means More than a Changed World It Means the Creation of a New Consciousness in Women: Feminism, Consciousness-Raising, and Continuity between the Waves
Laura K. Nelson
9. U.S. Women's Groups in National Policy Debates, 1880-2000
Kristin A. Goss
10. After Suffrage Comes Equal Rights? ERA as the Next Logical Step
Tracey Jean Boisseau and Tracy A. Thomas
Part III: Diversity in Women's Social Movement Activism: Illustrations from 100 Years of Engagement
11. Black Women Cause Lawyers: Legal Activism in Pursuit of Racial and Gender Equality
Brittany N. Hearne and Holly J. McCammon
12. American Mothers of Nonviolence: Action and the Politics of Erasure in Women's Nonviolent Activism
Selina Gallo-Cruz
13. Women in White Supremacist Movements in the Century after Women's Suffrage
Kathleen Blee
14. Women, Leadership, and the Environmental Movement
Holly J. McCammon, Allison McGrath, David Hess, and Minyoung Moon
15. Women Occupying Wall Street: Gender Conflict and Feminist Mobilization
Heather McKee Hurwitz and Verta Taylor
16. Epilogue: Women's Activism from Electoral Campaigns to Protest Action: Into the Next 100 Years Lee Ann Banaszak and Holly J. McCammon


Holly J. McCammon is Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Sociology, and Affiliated Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and American Studies at Vanderbilt University. Her recent book is The U.S. Women's Jury Movements and Strategic Adaptation: A More Just Verdict. She is a former editor of the American Sociological Review and collaborated in editing The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism.; Lee Ann Banaszak is Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on women's movements in the United States and Western Europe. She is the author of The Women's Movement Inside and Outside the State and Why Movements Succeed or Fail: Opportunity, Culture and the Struggle for Woman Suffrage.