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Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America

Faye E. Dudden


The advocates of woman suffrage and black suffrage came to a bitter falling-out in the midst of Reconstruction, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton opposed the Fifteenth Amendment for granting black men the right to vote but not women. How did these two causes, so long allied, come to this? This book offers answers to this question and reveals that racism was not the only cause, but that the outcome also depended heavily on money and political maneuver. The book shows that Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, believing they had a fighting chance to win woman suffrage after the Civil War, tried but failed to ... More

Keywords: woman suffrage, black suffrage, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Fifteenth Amendment, black men, women, Susan B. Anthony, Civil War, Frederick Douglass

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199772636
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772636.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Faye E. Dudden, author
Colgate University, Professor of History and Presidential Scholar