Women’s history expert Doris Weatherford’s Victory for the Vote: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage and the Century that Followed offers readers an engaging and detailed history of the women’s suffrage movement and brings those readers up to date on key achievements—and challenges—in women’s equality since then. A foreword by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sets the context for the seven-decade fight for the vote and the waves of feminism that followed.
An expanded edition of a 1998 volume on the history of the American suffragist movement, Victory for the Vote now puts the fight for suffrage into contemporary context by highlighting the revolutionary women whose activism changed our world in the decades following the passage of the suffrage amendment. Weatherford addresses key challenges for women since 1920, such as reproductive rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and expanding political power. With Weatherford’s long record as a women’s history expert and the political authority that Speaker Pelosi’s foreword brings to the table, Victory for the Vote is a central book in the 2020 Centennial celebration of women’s right to vote.
From Nancy Pelosi's foreword:
Doris Weatherford’s inspiring book, Victory for the Vote: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage and the Century that Followed, reminds us all that the trailblazing suffragists did not wait for change, they worked for change! This important book not only tells the story of the trailblazing suffragists of Seneca Falls; it also shares the story of women of color whose heroism in the fight for women’s suffrage is too often unsung, but who are finally taking their rightful place in American history.