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My thanks to @SHAFRhistorians for taking #SHAFR2020 virtual! My presentation is titled “Much the Same Object”: Trans-Pacific Women’s Suffrage and Filipino Nationalism." It’s a new research project for me, combining my interests in women & U.S. empire with #suffrage history. Image
The #19thA enfranchised women on the U.S. mainland in principle. But voting rights in practice had racialized limits for men & women; many state laws disenfranchised black voters, while the inability to become citizens barred Native Americans & Chinese immigrants from the polls. Image
The #19thA applied even more unevenly throughout U.S. empire. The Constitution and its Amendments did not apply in the unorganized territory of the Philippines; the U.S. government defined Filipinos as American subjects, not citizens. So women there did not get suffrage in 1920. Image
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📌What Amendment to the Constitution gave woman the right to vote? I feel it is important to honor the woman and men who fought to give us that right! Aug 26, 2020 is the 100 year anniversary. Let's take a trip back in time and talk about it. #Suffrage #19thAmendment #vote
📌 In 1878 the Amendment was first introduced in Congress. It would take decades to pass. Many woman who marched, attended silent vigils, and fought valiantly would not live to witness the historic event.
📌In 1916 Rhode Island Union Colored Woman Clubs ask Congress to secure the Suffrage Amendment
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