American Experience: The Vote DVD

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One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote tells the dramatic story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote, a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history. In its final decade, from 1909 to 1920, movement leaders wrestled with contentious ... More
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One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote tells the dramatic story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote, a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history. In its final decade, from 1909 to 1920, movement leaders wrestled with contentious questions about the most effective methods for affecting social change, debating the use of militant, even violent tactics, as well as hunger strikes and relentless public protests. The battle also upended previously accepted ideas about the proper role of women in American society and challenged the definitions of citizenship and democracy.

Exploring how and why millions of 20th-century Americans mobilized for - and against - women’s suffrage, The Vote brings to life the unsung leaders of the movement and the deep controversies over gender roles and race that divided Americans then - and continue to dominate political discourse today.

Producer: Connie Honeycutt, Michelle Ferrari, Rafael De La Uz, Martina Maio, Vanessa Ruiz, Nancy Sherman
Executive Producer: Mark Samels, Susan Bellows
Production Company: WGBH
Production Year: 2020
Copyright Year: 2020
Rating: TV-PG
Director: Michelle Ferrari
Narrator: Kate Burton
Actors: Patricia Clarkson, Audra McDonald, Mae Whitman, Laura Linney
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 220 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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SweetSioux
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5.0 star rating
07/26/22
Legitimate Elections
Review by SweetSioux on 07/26/22 review stating Legitimate Elections
The battle for today is for LEGITIMATE elections. How profoundly sad that more than half of legitimate voters were disenfranchised in the last election. Just as we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Wake up! Wake the hell up!
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Virginia
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5.0 star rating
08/13/21
American Experience: The Vote
Review by Virginia on 08/13/21 review stating American Experience: The Vote
High quality information; in-depth history.
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Margie D.
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5.0 star rating
12/13/20
The Vote
Review by Margie D. on 12/13/20 review stating The Vote
My grandmothers were part of this movement to get the right to vote for all women. Im so proud of them and I am purchasing this historical event DVD to cherish their accomplishment and show my daughter that freedom is not free and to stand up for what you believe in. Thank you PBS for this wonderful historical documentary for posterity.
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Marilyn M.
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5.0 star rating
12/13/20
Every woman needs to know
Review by Marilyn M. on 12/13/20 review stating Every woman needs to know
Loved this on tv, My mother was born in 1911 and thus disenfranchised. I'm buying for my daughter and granddaughter.
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Carol P.
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5.0 star rating
12/13/20
American Experience: The Vote
Review by Carol P. on 12/13/20 review stating American Experience: The Vote
I watched the broadcasts of these episodes on my local PBS station and began to think more personally how this story relates to my family. I had never thought about my grandmothers not being allowed to vote in early adulthood. My mother was 10 and my father was 15 when their mothers could finally exercise the precious right. I am buying this video so that my daughters and granddaughters can more fully appreciate the privilege. I liked how the account begins with some of the earlier efforts to gain the vote...from making known womens desire to vote to working to sway attitudes, developing political alliances, massing crowds for protests, and strategically persevering to finally achieving the goal. A good study for activists of any kind. Love all the original footage.


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