Book Club - A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage


Location: Zoom

A Century Of Votes For Women

Professor Christina Wolbrecht will be a special guest for our discussion of A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage, co-authored by Professor Wolbrecht and J. Kevin Corder.

The first 20 people to register will receive (via campus mail or USPS) a free copy of the book, a special edition of this t-shirt celebrating Black suffragists, and some extra treats to enjoy during the event.

NOTE: All copies of the book have now been claimed, but you can still register and attend! Anyone with Notre Dame library permissions can access the ebook free of charge on the Hesburgh Library website.

How have American women voted in the first 100 years since the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment? How have popular understandings of women as voters both persisted and changed over time? In A Century of Votes for Women, Christina Wolbrecht and J. Kevin Corder offer an unprecedented account of women voters in American politics over the last ten decades. Bringing together new and existing data, the book provides unique insight into women's (and men's) voting behavior and traces how women's turnout and vote choice evolved across a century of enormous transformation overall and for women in particular. Wolbrecht and Corder show that there is no such thing as 'the woman voter'; instead they reveal considerable variation in how different groups of women voted in response to changing political, social, and economic realities. The book also demonstrates how assumptions about women as voters have influenced politicians, the press, and scholars.