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Volume Listing > Volume 64 > The 1912 suffrage referendum: an exercise in political action

Grant, Marilyn "The 1912 suffrage referendum: an exercise in political action"


The 1912 Suffrage Referendum: This article chronicles the women's suffrage movement in Wisconsin during the opening years of the 20th century, examining the different tactics taken by the Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Association, led by Reverend Olympia Brown (1835-1926), and the Political Equality League, led by Ada James (1876-1952) and Belle Case La Follette (1859-1931). It discusses how the two groups used grass-roots campaigning that culminated in women’s suffrage being put on the statewide ballot as a referendum question in 1912. The article briefly traces the events which followed the failure of the referendum, up to the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. (12 pages)

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Citation: Grant, Marilyn "The 1912 suffrage referendum: an exercise in political action" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 64 /Issue: 2 (1980-1981)

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