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From Woman and the Republic by Helen Kendrick Johnson. This edition originally published in 1913.

The etext has been reformatted, redesigned and hyperlinked to add to its usefulness as a research document.

This version: Copyright © 2000 Jone Johnson Lewis. All Rights Reserved.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER I. Introductory

CHAPTER II. Is Woman Suffrage Democratic?

CHAPTER III. Woman Suffrage and the American Republic

CHAPTER IV. Woman Suffrage and Philanthropy

CHAPTER V. Woman Suffrage and the Laws

CHAPTER VI. Woman Suffrage and the Trades

CHAPTER VII. Woman Suffrage and the Professions

CHAPTER VIII. Woman Suffrage and Education

CHAPTER IX. Woman Suffrage and the Church

CHAPTER X. Woman Suffrage and Sex

CHAPTER XI. Woman Suffrage and the Home

CHAPTER XII. Conclusion

Postscript

Later Postscript

Index

Extracts from Reviews

INDEX

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  • Abolitionists, views held by, 107, 110, 112, 115; James G. Birney on, 107; Frederick Douglass on, 110, 118; Whittier on, 111; Emerson on, 117; James Freeman Clarke on, 117; Henry B. Stanton on, 119, 120; connection of with Communes, 113, 135.
  • American colonies, early conditions, 28 et seq.
  • Anti-Slavery Society, English, 126 et seq.; American delegates to, 126 et seq.; Harriet Martineau's views on, 131, 132
  • Anti-Suffrage movement, the 329; early, 346 et seq.; recent, 350; Men's in England, 330.
  • Bible, the Woman's, 260
  • Brockett's book quoted, 151.
  • California, conditions in, 33; suffrage campaign in, 317; Mrs. Hazard quoted on 97, 99
  • Canada, voting conditions in, 23.
  • Cannon, Mrs., quoted, 95.
  • Centennial Exposition, Suffrage Association in, 195.
  • Child, Lydia Maria, quoted, 76.
  • Chivalry endangered by suffrage doctrine, 199, 311.
  • Christian party in politics, the, 253.
  • Church, the, and woman suffrage, 246 et seq.
  • Citizenship and the vote, 49.
  • Co-education, 222, 239.
  • Colorado introduction of suffrage into, 31 et seq.; comparison with Massachusetts and New York, 32; campaign in, 100; authorities quoted on, 100; political parties in, 102; no advance in laws due to suffrage, 179; suffrage conditions in, 340.
  • Communism and woman suffrage connection of 190 et seq.; and Suffragettes, 328.
  • Congress, Suffrage Amendment sent to, 236, Almira Lincoln Phelps on, 236; protest against, 237.
  • Consent of the governed, 46-51.
  • Constitutional suffrage, 34 et seq.
  • Contradictions inherent in suffrage, 5.
  • Dahlgren, Mrs. quoted, 349.
  • Defeats of suffrage, 88 et seq.; 347 et seq.
  • Democratic government, Dr. Jacobi on, 11; Mrs. Dietrick on,11; Mrs. Ames on, 11, 280; Frederick Douglass on, 131.
  • Denmark, suffrage conditions in, 337.
  • Divorce, committee report on, 174; uniformity of laws not a suffrage measure, 175.
  • Dix, Miss, success of, without the ballot, 52.
  • Douglass, Frederick, on woman suffrage, 131.
  • Education, sex barrier not broken down in, 222; early suffrage statement on, 223 survey of early conditions, 226 et seq.; Quaker doctrine and practice concerning, 229; convention on, 229; Mr. Lauterbach on, 235; Mrs. Willard on, 235; Helen D. Brown on, 237; Mrs. Stanton on, 293.
  • Ellis, Pres. quoted, 341.
  • England, voting conditions in, 20-23.
  • Equality of the sexes, surrendered by suffrage claim, 296; taught by the Bible, 246; suffrage demand for, a misnomer, 80, 355; legal, does not raise wages, 188.
  • "Equal suffrage" discussed, 355.
  • Family the social unit, 309; threatened by suffrage 313; discussion on, 315; John Bright on, 316.
  • Federal suffrage, report on, 348.
  • Finland, women suffrage in, 335.
  • France, industrial condition of, 205; letter of Socialists of, 205; suffrage conditions in 339.
  • Government, discussed, 79; not a machine, 300.
  • Guidon Club, the ,353.
  • Home, the, Mrs. Blatch on, 208; the modern, 319; suffrage leaders on, 319.
  • Hungary, suffrage conditions in, 338.
  • Iceland, voting conditions in, 22.
  • Idaho, conditions in, 32, 343.
  • Industrial education for girls, beginning of; 195; John Graham Brooks quoted, 195; census figures on, 197 et seq.
  • Jury duty with a sex provision, 291; Dr. Jacobi on, 291.
  • Kansas, mentioned, 344.
  • Labor, woman's, early conditions of, 192; effect of the Civil War on, 193; law of 1897, 200; effect of ballot on wages, suffrage opinions on, 201 et seq.; workers not an alien class, 203; discussed, 202 etseq.
  • Law's relations to woman, in New York State, 180 et seq.; professional difficulties in, 220; benefit of, 221.
  • Legal and individual existence of woman confused, 160.
  • Legal demands, Miss Anthony's, 176; Judge Folger, discussion with, in regard to, 177; would make married woman their husband's servants, 178.
  • Manhood service, necessary, 56 et seq.; woman suffrage dependent on, 57; ballot not a reward for, 65; Col. Higginson on, 83.
  • Manhood suffrage, first introduced, 29; Dr. Jacobi on, 53 et seq.; constitution quoted on, 55; discussed, 258.
  • Man's oppression, Dr. Jacobi and Mrs. Livermore on, 103.
  • Marriage, suffrage leaders on, 302-307; Paul's doctrine of, 275.
  • Married women, laws concerning, 156 et seq.; called slaves, 161, 171, to lose rights if enfranchised, 162; immunities, 163; property-rights bill in New York, 165-168; business conditions of, 186 et seq.
  • Medicine, woman in, Dr. Blackwell quoted, 217; Dr. Lozier in, 218; Dr. Jacobi quoted, 219.
  • Middle Age republics, voting conditions in, 19.
  • Modern Europe, voting conditions in, 19.
  • Moral police. 87.
  • Motives of suffragists not judged, 7.
  • Movement and progress not identical, 7.
  • National League for Civic education of Women, 353.
  • National Suffrage Association, action, 350.
  • New Zealand, conditions in, 25, 334; socialism in, 25.
  • Norway, voting conditions in, 21.
  • Office-holding with a sex provision, 292.
  • Orange Free State, voting conditions in, 25.
  • Populism, Mrs. Stanton on, 55.
  • Presidential election, lesson of, 355.
  • Progress of woman not delayed if suffrage never came, 9.
  • Race progress, unity of, 6.
  • Religion an appeal against, by Mrs. Stanton and Miss Anthony, 254.
  • Revolution threatened by suffrage, 281; Dr. Jacobi on 282; Mrs. Stanton on, 282, 285.
  • Right of suffrage minority, Dr. Jacobi on, 299; discussed, 300.
  • Rome, conditions in, Gibbon quoted on, 15.
  • Russia, voting conditions in, 22, 338.
  • Salt Lake Herald quoted, 95.
  • Schuyler, Louise Lee, work of, 52.
  • School suffrage figures in Connecticut, 242; failure of, 345.
  • Science and suffrage, Eliza Burt Gamble on, 297; Herbert Spencer on, 298.
  • Sex and woman suffrage, 278 et seq.; Dr. Jacobi on, 280-287; antagonism admitted by suffrage leaders, 281 et seq.
  • Smith College ideal of, Elizabeth Fisher Reed on, 238.
  • Socialism, view of the woman question, 206; Mrs. Stanton's appeal to, 207; radical labor convention, 208; Emma Goldman quoted, 208; connection with suffrage, 328.
  • Socialist view of the woman question, 206; labor demands in England, 328; progress, 343 et seq.
  • Social revolution, Dr. Jacobi on, 307, discussed, 312 et seq.
  • Sovereignty not to be shared for voting, 289, 355.
  • Stanton, Henry B., quoted, 112.
  • Suffrage, movement for, not progress, 8; beginning of agitation, 39 et seq.; as a natural right, various opinions on, 45-48; relation to the home, 302; campaign in California, 317.
  • Switzerland, voting conditions in, 21, 339.
  • Taxation and representation, 74, 76, 78.
  • Tax-paying vote discussed, 343 et seq.
  • Temperance versus woman suffrage, 134; Daughters of Temperance, Miss Anthony in, 136; Temperance convention, New York State, 136; Miss Anthony on, 138; meeting in New York, 140; Mayor Barstow's action on, 140.
  • Transvaal, voting conditions in, 24.
  • United States, manhood suffrage in, 29.
  • Utah suffrage abolished in, 92; political parties in, 93; no advance in laws, 178; late conditions in, 342.
  • Vagaries, alleged, discussed, 214.
  • Wages, legal equality does not raise, 188; restrictions on women's discussed, 189 et seq.; in the highest work are equal, 191.
  • Ward, Mrs. Humphry, 330.
  • W. C. T. U., origin of, 141; connection with Prohibition party 142 et seq.; mottoes of, 143; work of Mary H. Hunt in, 144.
  • Wifehood and motherhood, Mrs. Stanton on, 302, 312; discussed, 311.
  • Willard, Emma, quoted on education, 229.
  • Willard, Frances, quoted, 143.
  • Woman philanthropists versus suffrage, 133; their societies, 133 et seq.; Mrs. Chas. Hawkins quoted, 134.
  • Woman preachers, Lucretia Mott on, 211 et seq.; in the various sects, 215.
  • Woman suffrage states, conditions in, 30 et seq.; 340 et seq.
  • Woman suffrage unpatriotic, 149; no advance in, 328.
  • Woman's Bible, the, 247 et seq.; versus education, 241.
  • Woman's life, change in, 8.
  • Woman's Loyal League formed, 146; sentiments of, 147 et seq.; opposition by members, 149; address to government, 150
  • Woman's proper rights, 154.
  • Woman's Rights petition, 169; memorial in Ohio, 169; Mrs. Coe quoted, 170.
  • Woman suffrage, undemocratic, 13; educational qualifications for, 50; Gail Hamilton and Catherine Beecher on, 243; remarkable series of defeats, 347 et seq.
  • Women, a subject class, Emily Collins quoted on, 152; classed with idiots, 86 et seq.; degradation of, by politics, 293.
  • Women's colleges-Elmira, 232; Mt. Holyoke, Dr. Jacobi on, 232; Miss Lyon quoted, 233; founding of Vassar, 234.
  • Working women indifferent, 202; inconsistency in suffrage teaching about, 202; ballot does not make her a preferred creditor, 204.
  • Wright, Frances, quoted, 122, 252.
  • Wyoming, no advance in laws due to suffrage, 178; laws in 179; present conditions in, 342.

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