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The right to vote at public elections.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

SUFFRAGE, government. Vote; the act of voting.
     2. The right of suffrage is given by the constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 2, to the electors in each state, as shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislature. Vide 2 Story on the Const. Sec. 578, et seq.; Amer. Citiz. 201; 1 Bl. Com. 171; 2 Wils. Lect. 130; Montesq. Esp. des Lois, Ii v. 11, c. 6; 1 Tucker's Bl. Com. App. 52, 3. See Division of opinion.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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My hope is that the current analysis demonstrates the interpretive possibilities that suffragism more generally--along with its associated print culture, oratory, and activism--offers for scholars of US literature and culture.
Green patently rejects the idea that racism was the major impetus for Southern suffragism, which she perceives to be a central premise of other historians.
Without answering why suffragism late in the century assumed the intolerant and bureaucratic forms it did, Matthews suggests an explanation for its single-mindedness.
By the spring of 1913, Dora Marsden had already graduated from the University of Manchester, abandoned a career as a head schoolmistress, gone to prison for acts of civil disobedience committed in the cause of suffragism, been thrown out of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) for insubordination, brought an uncategorizable radical weekly journal into existence, and systematically articulated in her lead articles throughout The Freewoman an individualistic cultural program.
And while Potter remains sensitive to issues of gender--particularly the way in which wartime romances depict patriotic service as the purgative "cure" for unnatural deviations like aestheticism, suffragism, pacifism, and intellectualism--she attempts to resist, sometimes to an extreme, applying either a feminist or a modernist teleology to these works.
Knight also believes that Addams's suffragism can be traced to this time, although because of her parents' disagreement about the issue, the Addams's household was hardly a hotbed of women's rights activism.
(of which suffragism was perhaps the paradigmatic expression) has hardly escaped orientalist influence.
This distinction between vorticism and suffragism came in contrast to Marinetti's efforts in 1910 to affiliate futurism with the fight for women's suffrage, an affiliation that was somewhat surprising given the Italian movement's masculinist propaganda.
To her credit, Chen corrects some factual errors about the birth control movement and also places Dennett's activities within the historical context of progressivism, suffragism, and radical politics; but she relies on quotations instead of analysis to explain their importance.
Can we muster the vision that led other movements in American history--abolitionism, suffragism, the civil rights and antiwar movements--to victory?
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