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Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State

Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello


This book celebrates the 2017 centenary of women's right to full suffrage in New York State. The book highlights the activism of rural, urban, African American, Jewish, immigrant, and European American women, as well as male suffragists, both upstate and downstate, that led to the positive outcome of the 1917 referendum. The book argues that the popular nature of the women's suffrage movement in New York State and the resounding success of the referendum at the polls relaunched suffrage as a national issue. If women had failed to gain the vote in New York, the book claims, there is good reason ... More

Keywords: women's suffrage, women's rights, activism, suffragists, 1917 referendum, New York State, national issue, Nineteenth Amendment, political movement, American history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501705557
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501705557.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Goodier, author
SUNY Oneonta

Karen Pastorello, author
Tompkins Cortland Community College