Carrie Chapman Catt. A Biography
Carrie Chapman Catt. A Biography

[CATT, Carrie Chapman]. PECK, Mary Gray. Carrie Chapman Catt. A Biography.

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[CATT, Carrie Chapman]. PECK, Mary Gray. Carrie Chapman Catt. A Biography. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company. 1944.

8vo. Original black cloth, gilt lettering to upper board and spine; pp. 495, frontispiece and illustrations; very good. Provenance: signed to front pastedown by Carrie Chapman Catt and Mary Gray Peck. From the library of George V. Denny, Jr. (1899-1959), broadcaster and host of “America’s Town Meeting of the Air.”
First edition. This is the biography of one of the most important figures in the Amerian women's suffrage movement. Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947) succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the head of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1900. She developed a two-prong campaign which came to be known as Mrs. Catt’s “Winning Plan” and which sought passage of a federal suffrage amendment while continuing to push for winning suffrage for women on a state level. Her tact and statesmanship won over Woodrow Wilson and other influential politicians. She cleared the path for the 19th Amendment by leading the NAWSA in a campaign in 1917 to unseat four unsympathetic senators and her life’s work culminated in 1920 with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the vote. According to NAW, “To Mrs. Catt more than any other single figure beside Susan B. Anthony, American women owe their right to vote.” (NAW I, pp. 309-313. Wheeler, One Woman, One Vote, pp. 295- 315).

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