Get this from a library how the vote was won the story of woman suffrage and beyond rose marie eckert there is a long history behind womens rights in the united states the struggle to win the right to vote took place over a period exceeding 70 years the birth of the woman suffrage movement in the . There is a long history behind womens rights in the united states the struggle to win the right to vote took place over a period exceeding 70 years the birth of the woman suffrage movement in the second half of the nineteenth century began the process that led to sweeping social changes for women and this book chronicles that river of change. The woman suffrage movement actually began in 1848 when a womens rights convention was held in seneca falls new york the seneca falls meeting was not the first in support of womens rights but suffragists later viewed it as the meeting that launched the suffrage movement. But to be honest when we think about womens suffrage we think about the big names coming out of new england massachusetts and new york susan b anthony and figures like that and then of course in some of the western states they won suffrage even before the national amendment granted the vote to women across the country. The british suffrage movement illuminates a more general point about how women won the vote around the world at first womens organizations focused on convincing men that women were fit to
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