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California History (2020) 97 (4): 144–150.
Published: 24 December 2020
...Wendy Rouse The traditional narrative of the women’s suffrage movement has presented a “respectable” version of suffrage history primarily focused on the prominent role of elite, cisgender, heterosexual white women in fighting for the vote. Scholars are currently challenging that narrative. The...
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California History (2020) 97 (4): 137–143.
Published: 24 December 2020
...Susan D. Anderson My research highlights little-known aspects of African American participation in the mobilization on behalf of women’s suffrage in California, an issue of vital importance to African Americans. The history of suffrage in the United States is marked by varying degrees of denial of...
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California History (2020) 97 (4): 151–160.
Published: 24 December 2020
...Elaine Elinson This essay describes the efforts of Selina Solomons, a San Francisco suffragist, and her perspectives on two California suffrage campaigns, the failed 1896 effort and the success in 1911. Born to a distinguished Jewish family that had fallen on hard times, Solomons felt the suffrage...
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California History (2020) 97 (4): 3–33.
Published: 24 December 2020
...Linda Van Ingen California’s first four assemblywomen began their historic tenure in 1919 in the state’s Forty-Third Session of the Legislature. They joined a growing number of women elected to state legislatures before ratification of the federal suffrage amendment. Entitled to run for office when...
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California History (2020) 97 (4): 83–114.
Published: 24 December 2020
...Nicolas Heidorn In 1912, one year after women won the right to vote in California, Luella Johnston became the first woman elected to Sacramento’s city council, and to any city council in the state. She played an integral role linking the local clubwomen, progressive, and suffrage movements in...