Claiming Space in the Suffrage Movement: The National Woman's Party in Texas, 1915 - 1920
Master of Arts (MA)
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The progression of woman enfranchisement lasted for several decades in the United States of America. Over the years, a variety of woman organizations formed to advance women’s rights, especially the right to vote. The organizations had a common goal in terms of wanting enfranchisement but varied in tactics, rhetoric, leadership, and political stances. This study focuses on the National Woman’s Party (NWP) forming a state branch in the South, specifically Texas. It examines how the formation of woman suffrage organizations led to the development of a variety of political voices and strategies to obtain enfranchisement. This thesis analyzes the formation of the Texas NWP Branch through a cultural lens to demonstrate how the NWP is not an outlier due to the radicalism of the organization, but instead is part of a natural progression for woman suffragists to expand their agency.
Arts and Humanities | History
Moyer, Elaina Friar, "Claiming Space in the Suffrage Movement: The National Woman's Party in Texas, 1915 - 1920" (2018). Electronic Theses & Dissertations. 863.