“A Tract in Fiction”: Woman Suffrage Literature and the Struggle for the Vote
Claire Delahaye. “A Tract in Fiction”: Woman Suffrage Literature and the Struggle for the Vote. European Journal of American Studies, 11 (1), 2016.
Era: Suffrage Era | Media: Academic Paper
This paper examines some of the ways suffragists used literature to negotiate empowerment in the context of their political campaign. The texts under scrutiny functioned as political tools on many levels: they mocked and subverted male authority, they expressed women’s views, they tried to educate and galvanize supporters. They point to a belief in the power of the word to change the world, both on paper and in the streets.
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