Participant Info

First Name
Rachel
Last Name
Gunter
Affiliation
Collin College
Website URL
Keywords
Woman Suffrage, Voting Rights, Women's Rights, Texas, U.S. South, Women and Gender, WWI, Military & veteran voting, Absentee Balloting, Declarant Immigrant (non-citizen) voting,
Additional Contact Information
RMGunter.owlstown.com

Personal Info

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About Me

I am a Professor of History at Collin College in Plano, TX. I have a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Texas A&M University (2017).

I study the woman suffrage movement in Texas from 1917 to 1923 focusing on how the successes and failures of the movement affected the voting rights of other groups including declarant Mexican and German immigrants, naturalized immigrants, servicemen, WWI veterans, Mexican Americans and Black Texans. As part of this research I also look into changes to the voting system including the beginning of absentee balloting in much of the U.S. and the run-off primary in Texas. I look at declarant immigrant/non-citizen voting as a Reconstruction-era reform that the Progressive and suffrage movements helped revoke in the 1910s and 1920s.

I regularly participate in Historians at the Movies on Sunday evenings on twitter #HATM and my website is: RMGunter.owlstown.com

 

Recent Publications

“’They Think I Have Forgotten All About the Past’: Suffragists’ Struggle for Acceptance in Politics in Arizona and Texas.” Journal of Arizona History 61, no. 2 (2020): 231-240. https://www.muse.jhu.edu/article/757935.

Suffering a Suffragist: An 1880s Romance, review of The Lady and the Texan by Bobbi Smith. Nursing Clio, Romancing Clio Series, Feb 2020. http://bit.ly/2W2EHCu   

“‘Without Us, It Is Ferguson with a Plurality,’ Woman Suffrage and Anti-Ferguson Politics” in Impeached: The Removal of Texas Governor James E. Ferguson, A Centennial Examination, edited by Jessica Brannon-Wranosky and Bruce A. Glasrud. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2017. See: amzn.to/2tRuGIF

Biographical Sketch of Ms. Cora A. Weeks, Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United State in Women and Social Movements in the United StatesDatabaseedited by Jill Zahniser, 2018.

Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) Handbook of Texas Online, “BROWN, REBECCA ASHTON [BETTIE],” http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbrra.

Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) Handbook of Texas Online, “VIVIAN LOU ANDERSON CASTLEBERRY,” https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fcast 

Book Review of Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women’s Self Defense Movement (New York: New York University Press, 2017) in Nursing Clio. https://nursingclio.org/2019/04/04/her-own-hero-how-self-defense-became-acceptable-for-american-women/

Media Coverage
https://youtu.be/P4CWhYjUFpk - Interview w/ Dr. Gene Preuss, Houston Media Source Public Affairs Public Access, Jan 2019
Country Focus
20th
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Government, Human Rights, Law, Local & Regional, Politics, Public History, Race, Women, World War I