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A few states, including Kentucky , Mississippi, and Louisiana, allowed women to vote in some school elections, and women voted in some cities in Florida on municipal matters. Of the southern states that ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, all—Kentucky, Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee—had some degree of state-level female enfranchisement. After the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, many southern women—especially Black women, but also some white women—found themselves disenfranchised by poll taxes and other measures. At the turn of the twentieth century, as southern legislators sought to limit the franchise for African American men, many white southerners were loathe to support any expansion of voting rights.

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Southern African American women viewed woman suffrage as part the struggle for civil rights and racial equality. In the early twentieth-century South, the debate over woman suffrage was inextricably linked with contemporary views on race, Black disenfranchisement, and white supremacy.

Sarah H. Case is continuing lecturer in history at University of California, Santa Barbara. She is also the managing editor of The Public Historian , a journal focused on publicly engaged historical research. Schechter, Ida B. Gordon et al. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, , 87, 97— December : — Quote from the Richmond Virginia Evening Journal.

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Others believed the both Black men and women would sacrifice food and clothing to pay the poll tax and vote; see quotation in Green, Bibliography: Dudden , Faye E. New York : Oxford University Press , Gidlow, Liette. Gilley, B. Gordon , Ann D. African American Women and the Vote, — Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press , Graham, Sara Hunter.

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Johnson, Joan Marie. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, Johnson, Kenneth R. Jones, Beverly W. Jones, Robert B. Lebsock, Suzanne.

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Urbana: University of Illinois Press, McRae, Elizabeth Gillespie. Sims, Anastatia. Taylor, A. Terborg-Penn , Rosalyn. African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, — Bloomington : Indiana University Press , Varon, Elizabeth R. Wheeler, Marjorie Spruill. New York: Oxford University Press, Wheeler, Marjorie Spruill, ed. Votes for Women! Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, Wilkerson-Freeman, Sarah. Key's Master Narrative of Southern Politics.


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Related Articles Go! Loading results Related People Loading results Related Places Loading results Last updated: April 10, Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Southern Grace The strength that it took for Yates to do what she did for hundreds of men during the years of the Civil War is astounding. Faced with the insurmountable task of caring for so many, often with so little, she did so with the grace and kindheartedness of a saint.


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Her story takes you into the heart of the sick and wounded men of the war that pitted brother against brother, telling her story of the many men who could not as their voice was silenced much to early. The civil war from a very different perspective. This review encompasses the war from beginning to end and is very interesting. The fact that the author is a woman adds much. What a story of bravery, selflessness and honor.

An incredible read. Well written, even contemporary at times, with honest expression and humor. I loved the battles concerning the liquor and was surprised at its generous use as a stimulant in soothing and healing the wounded and dying.

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I had no idea the special care and feeding that went into sick and hopeless Confederate soldiers. The author seemed fair, principled and ruthless in her passionate care of her charges and was not afraid to t Wow!!! The author seemed fair, principled and ruthless in her passionate care of her charges and was not afraid to take on anyone in her way. Good on her!!!!!!! A fine memoir of a little known subject.. Some typos but otherwise excellent.

Truly a fascinating look into a Civil War hospital! Some absolutely heart wrenching stuff there. Overall, a nice quick read that gives an insightful peek into the past!

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A Hospital Nurse View of War The book was difficult to read and the use of language strange but the information provided was very beneficial in understanding the circumstance of the times. It was appreciated. Jul 14, Carrie L.

Phoebe's Story This was quite an eye opening narrative on life in a confederate hospital during the Civil war. She was a very resourceful, considerate and brave woman.

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