This August we will celebrate 100 years since women were granted the right to vote. This week’s Osher lecture, “Getting the Vote: The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage in the United States” will examine the issues, actions, and beliefs that existed over the 72-year struggle and what hardships women had to endure before the eventual passing of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920. This video will be available for online viewing now through Sunday, July 26.
Click here to access the free lecture: https://vimeo.com/384068414
Getting the Vote: The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage in the United States
Though the fight for Women’s Suffrage began in 1848, it took another 72 years for women to succeed in gaining the right to vote. This class will examine the issues, actions, and beliefs that led to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, which granted women the right to vote. Using primary documents, we will learn about the activists who pushed for the vote, both in Washington and in California. We will also place the movement in its historical context, examining how it was shaped by differences of race, class, and region, and we will consider the ways that the suffrage movement was linked to other issues, including Prohibition, Progressive Era social reform, World War I, and party politics.
Presenter: Doreen Mattingly is Professor and Chair of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University. The topics of her teaching and research include politics, economic development, and women’s activism. Her most recent book is A Feminist in the White House: Midge Costanza, the Carter Years, and America’s Culture Wars (Oxford, 2016). Mattingly received her BA from Berkeley, her MA from UCLA, and her Ph.D. from Clark UniversityShare on Twitter Share on Facebook