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Marion Hamilton Carter
40 pages (2008); 1.5MB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00485
The original term “suffragette” was drawn from the United Kingdom and generally referred to a female militant activist advocating the right of a woman to vote. In the United States — before the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted in 1920, giving women the right to vote — “suffragettes” was used to describe Americans, mostly female, who advocated granting women voting rights.
Marion Hamilton Carter tells the circumstances of how she joined the suffragette ranks. From a well-regarded long-standing Virginia family, Carter came from a Southern upbringing, one expecting her to devote her life in support of her husband and children. However, a series of tragic events caused Carter to reconsider her existence and embrace what she previously called the “shrieking sisterhood.” In the end, suffragism acted as a catalyst for a more complete and expansive development of her mind and opened up her view of the world.