Counting Women's Ballots: Female Voters from Suffrage through the New Deal

Title

Counting Women's Ballots: Female Voters from Suffrage through the New Deal

Department

Political Science

Document Type

Book

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Description

How did the first female voters cast their ballots? For almost 100 years, answers to this question have eluded scholars. Counting Women's Ballots employs new data and novel methods to provide insights into whether, how, and with what consequences women voted in the elections after suffrage. The analysis covers a larger and more diverse set of places, over a longer period of time, than has previously been possible. J. Kevin Corder and Christina Wolbrecht find that the extent to which women voted and which parties they supported varied considerably across time and place, challenging attempts to describe female voters in terms of simple generalizations. Many women adapted quickly to their new right; others did not. In some cases, women reinforced existing partisan advantages; in others, they contributed to dramatic political realignment. Counting Women's Ballots improves our understanding of the largest expansion of the American electorate during a transformative period of American history.

ISBN

978-1316505878

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

New York

Disciplines

Political Science

Citation for published book

Corder, J. Kevin, and Christina. Wolbrecht. Counting Women's Ballots : Female Voters from Suffrage through the New Deal / J. Kevin Corder, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Christina Wolbrecht, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. 2016. Print. Cambridge Studies in Gender and Politics.

Counting Women's Ballots: Female Voters from Suffrage through the New Deal

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/949552905

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