“Was Women's Suffrage a Failure?”
Christina Wolbrecht, Director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy
C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program
Professor of Political Science
The ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 granted American women the right to vote. Critics almost immediately decried women’s suffrage as a failure. This talk provides new insight into whether, how, and with what impact women cast their ballots in the period immediately following suffrage.
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