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Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women's Suffrage Movement

Allison K. Lange


Picturing Political Power analyzes images of political power from the nation’s founding through the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Building on scholarship that focuses on antislavery and civil rights imagery, the book demonstrates the centrality of visual politics—the strategic use of images to promote a cause or candidate—to women’s rights campaigns over the long nineteenth century. Powerful opponents of women’s rights printed popular satirical pictures to reinforce dominant gender norms and women’s relationships with the state. In response, reformers distributed portraits and p ... More

Keywords: visual culture, women's rights, women's history, women's suffrage movement, gender, women's voting rights, history, politics, images, United States history, suffrage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226703244
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226703381.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allison K. Lange, author
Wentworth Institute of Technology