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Author Hull, N. E. H., 1949-
Title The woman who dared to vote : the trial of Susan B. Anthony / N. E. H. Hull.
Published Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2012.
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 Floor3  KF223.A58 H85 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xxiii, 236 p. ; 22 cm.
Series Landmark law cases & American society
Landmark law cases & American society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-219) and index.
Contents Why the trial of Susan B. Anthony matters -- "Is not this a wonderful time : [An] era long to be remembered" -- "We represent fifteen million people" : summer 1865-fall 1869 -- "Entitled to the unabridged exercise of privileges and immunities" : fall 1869-fall 1872 -- "I have been & gone & done it!!" : fall 1872-winter 1873 -- "There is no time now to indulge in personal enmity" : January 1873-May 1873 -- "On the part of the government, there is no question" : June 17-18, 1873 -- "Had the defendant, being a female, the right to vote?" : June 18-19, 1873 -- "Selfish male tyranny" : June 20, 1873-March 29, 1875 -- To the Nineteenth Amendment.
Summary Just as the polls opened on November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony arrived and filled out her "ticket" for the various candidates. But a poll watcher objected, claiming her action violated the laws of New York and the state constitution. Anthony protested that as a citizen of the United States and the state of New York she was entitled to vote under the Fourteenth Amendment. The poll watchers gave in and allowed Anthony to deposit her ballots. Anthony was arrested, charged with a federal crime, and tried in court. The author here provides the first book-length engagement with the legal dimensions of that narrative and, in the process, illuminates the laws, politics, and personalities at the heart of the trial and its outcome.
Subject Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Women -- Suffrage -- United States.
Election law -- United States.
Alternate Title Trial of Susan B. Anthony
ISBN 070061849X (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780700618484 (cloth : alk. paper)
0700618481 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780700618491 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 760979101