Author: Goodier, Susan.
Title: No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement.
Publisher: Urbana-Champagne: University of Illinois Press, 2013.
Susan Goodier is Lecturer in History at SUNY Oneonta and an editor for New York History journal. In this book, Goodier focuses on the lives of women who opposed the enfranchisement. Not so much against women's rights in general, these conservative women feared that taking on masculine attributes in the political sphere would offset their identities as women. They campaigned at local and state levels and impacted the national movement. She also describes how the groups reacted to the problems of World War I in different ways. The New York state referenda for women's suffrage in 1915 and 1917 are at the core of this study.