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The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement
By Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr.

“Winning the Vote” captures the color and excitement of a central, inspiring, but largely unknown chapter in American history.

     This hefty, beautifully designed book presents the woman suffrage movement clearly and chronologically, with emphasis on the remarkable personalities and turbulent political campaigns of the early 20th century. Nearly 1,000 photographs, posters, and leaflets – plus portraits of suffrage leaders both white and black and including several men – illustrate the movement’s fascinating 72-year history.

     Large format photographs and a fast paced text highlight key developments between 1848 and 1920, including over 50 state electoral campaigns and the final controversial drive for the 19th amendment, ratified in 1920.

     “Winning the Vote” shows how women have long been active participants in American history, and how they became politically powerful even without the vote. There are profiles of 78 individual American women, and men, who led the drive for equal rights. The opening 3 chapters, out of 18, cover efforts in the 19th century, while the rest focus on the 20th century. An Epilogue follows suffragists into government and other influential areas after 1920.

Published by American Graphic Press in collaboration with the National Women’s History Project. 496 pages. 8½ x 11.” Hardback with dust jacket. Profusely illustrated. Full color. Bibliography. Index. $85.00 plus $12.50 shipping. ISBN 0-9770095-0-5.

A limited Special Edition is also available for $250. ISBN 0-9770095-1-3.

Order from or (707) 636-2888. National Women’s History Project, 3343 Industrial Dr., Suite 4, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Distributed to the trade by Baker and Taylor.



Author, editor and graphic designer Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr. spent over 12 years locating suffrage imagery in public libraries, state and local historical societies, university archives and government collections across the country. [More info]



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