Suffrage and Anti-Suffrage Through Political Cartoons

No matter one's attitude about woman suffrage, everyone could take pleasure from the lampooning apparent in political cartoons.

Lecture Description

This presentation, enhanced by many primary source cartoons and other visuals, seeks to understand the challenges faced by suffragists and anti-suffragists in their respective movements. Political cartoons often succinctly expressed the arguments for and against women’s enfranchisement. Cartoons highlight the criticisms suffragists and anti-suffragists faced from a fickle public, too often eager to deride both groups for their political activism.


Print Culture Women's Rights, Activism, and Suffrage

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