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“The Militant Recruit”

Topic:
Women's Suffrage and the Black Vote
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
Edward Windsor Kemble
Date:
February 17, 1912, p. 3
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This cartoon from the February 17, 1912 issue of Harper’s Weekly shows Theodore Roosevelt knocking at the door of the “Campaign Headquarters [for] Woman’s Suffrage.” Running for the Republican nomination and then for president under the Progressive Party banner, Roosevelt was the only major-party candidate in 1912 to endorse voting rights for women. Republican William Howard Taft opposed it and Democrat Woodrow Wilson refused to comment, claiming it was a state issue.

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