Rampant Women: Suffragists and the Right of Assembly

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Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1997 - 273 pages
In Rampant Women, Linda J. Lumsden offers an in-depth look at the intersection between the woman suffrage movement and the constitutional right to assemble peaceably. Beginning in 1908, women activists took to the streets in a variety of public gatherings and protests in a bold attempt to win the right to vote. Lumsden shows how outdoor pageants, conventions, petition drives, soapbox speaking at open-air meetings, the use of symbolic expression, and picketing -- all manifestations of the right of assembly -- played an instrumental role in the woman suffrage movement. Without these innovative forms of protest, Lumsden argues, women might not be voting today in the United States.
 

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Contents

ONE THE RIGHT OF ASSOCIATION
1
two THE OPENAIR CAMPAIGNS
23
THREE PETITIONS
52
Shoulder to Shoulder Women March
70
Acting Onstage and Offstage
96
SIX PICKETING
114
APPENDIX I
161
APPENDIX 2
173
Prominent Suffragists in the 1910s
viii
Acknowledgments
xi
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