11.20- Feminist Political Thought (1870-1920)

11.20- Feminist Political Thought (1870-1920) - 11/20/08...

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11/20/08 Feminist Political Thought (1870-1920) I. Historical Context -after emancipation, breakup of alliance of blacks and women seeking end of slavery and women’s rights -15 th Amendment –“The rights of citizens to vote cannot be denied because of race, color, or previous condition of servitude” -proposed a new “16 th Amendment”- the right of suffrage shall be based on citizenship…” -rejected by Congress -evoked racism by women against blacks -E. C. Stanton- “Shall American statesmen . .. so amend their constitutions as to make their wives and mothers the political inferiors of unlettered and unwashed ditch-diggers, bootblacks, butchers and barbers, fresh from the slave plantations of the South?” II. Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927) -ran for president in 1872, worked in the highest strata of business -most radical woman of the 19 th century -married at 14 to a country doctor in Ohio -child at 15 -left her husband and moved to NYC in 1860’s, where she would become an important spiritualist with her sister Tennessee
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