Book -- Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics
Presenter -- Marjorie J. Spruill
Join us for an afternoon with author Marjorie J. Spruill. A historian, Spruill is well known for her work on women and politics from the woman suffrage movement to the present as well as her work on the history of the American South.
Spruill’s most recent book, Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics, addresses the rise of the modern women’s rights movement to a peak period of success in the 1970s, the mobilization of social conservatives in opposition, their competition for influence on federal policy, and the role of all this in the development of modern American political culture.
For the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, she is publishing a revised and expanded edition of the anthology One Woman, One Vote: Rediscovering the Woman Suffrage Movement that she edited to accompany the PBS American Experience film “One Woman, One Vote.”
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and Ames/Story County 19th Amendment Centennial Committee. Supported by Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.
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