Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Joyce Avrech Berkman
Catt, Paul, Suffrage, Wilson
Over the course of his first six years in office, President Woodrow Wilson evolved from an opponent of woman suffrage to an advocate for a federal woman suffrage amendment. This study explores what transpired to bring about such a dramatic change in Wilson's position. It seeks to understand the array of forces that pressured Wilson and the extent to which he was, in turn, able to influence Congress and voters.
Behn, Beth, "Woodrow Wilson's Conversion Experience: The President and the Federal Woman Suffrage Amendment" (2012). Open Access Dissertations. Paper 511.