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The Resource The big vote : gender, consumer culture, and the politics of exclusion, 1890s-1920s, Liette Gidlow

The big vote : gender, consumer culture, and the politics of exclusion, 1890s-1920s, Liette Gidlow

Label
The big vote : gender, consumer culture, and the politics of exclusion, 1890s-1920s
Title
The big vote
Title remainder
gender, consumer culture, and the politics of exclusion, 1890s-1920s
Statement of responsibility
Liette Gidlow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In The Big Vote, historian Liette Gidlow shows that the Get-Out-the-Vote campaigns - overlooked by historians until now - were in fact part of an important transformation of political culture in the early twentieth century. Weakened political parties, ascendant consumer culture, labor unrest, Jim Crow, widespread anti-immigration sentiment, and the new woman suffrage combined to raise serious questions about the meanings of good citizenship. Gidlow recasts our understandings of the significance of the woman suffrage amendment and shows that it was important because it not only enfranchised women but also ushered in a new era of near-universal suffrage
  • Faced with the apparent equality of citizens before the ballot box, middle-class and elite whites in the Get-Out-the-Vote campaigns and elsewhere advanced a searing critique of the ways that workers, minorities, and sometimes women behaved as citizens."
  • "Documented with primary sources from political parties and civic groups, popular and ethnic periodicals, and electoral returns, The Big Vote looks closely at the national Get-Out-the-Vote campaigns and at the internal dynamics of campaigns in the case-study cities of New York, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Birmingham, Alabama. In the end, the Get-Out-the-Vote campaigns shed light not only on the problem of voter turnout in the 1920s but on some of the problems which hamper the practice of full democracy even today."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gidlow, Liette
Dewey number
324.973/0915
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1764
LC item number
.G53 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Reconfiguring American political history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Voting
  • Women
Label
The big vote : gender, consumer culture, and the politics of exclusion, 1890s-1920s, Liette Gidlow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : making dominance -- "Civic slackers" and "poll dodgers" : nonvoting and the construction of discursive dominance -- "A whole fleet of campaigns" : the get-out-the-vote campaigns in overview -- "Vote as you please, but vote!" : the leadership of the get-out-the-vote campaigns -- "Good for at least 100 votes" : the get-out-the-vote campaigns at the local level -- The expert citizen : civic education and the remaking of civic hierarchies -- The methods of Wrigley and Barnum : the get-out-the-vote campaigns and the commodification of political culture -- Conclusion : the new regime
Control code
52601559
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780801878640
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003015033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The big vote : gender, consumer culture, and the politics of exclusion, 1890s-1920s, Liette Gidlow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : making dominance -- "Civic slackers" and "poll dodgers" : nonvoting and the construction of discursive dominance -- "A whole fleet of campaigns" : the get-out-the-vote campaigns in overview -- "Vote as you please, but vote!" : the leadership of the get-out-the-vote campaigns -- "Good for at least 100 votes" : the get-out-the-vote campaigns at the local level -- The expert citizen : civic education and the remaking of civic hierarchies -- The methods of Wrigley and Barnum : the get-out-the-vote campaigns and the commodification of political culture -- Conclusion : the new regime
Control code
52601559
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780801878640
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003015033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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