With the ratification on August 18, 1920, women’s suffrage was now the law of the land in the US. Theoretically, all women should have been able to vote and that massive organizing power that brought the 19th Amendment to fruition to further “women’s issues.”
In this episode of “Prologued,” we talk about the post-19th Amendment reality that many women in the US were still barred from voting and that what is, and is not, a “women’s issue” varied radically, dooming the mythic women’s voting bloc from the start.
- Susan Hartmann, The Ohio State University
- Lilia Fernandez, Rutgers University
- Daniel Rivers, The Ohio State University
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