How Did Carrie Chapman Catt and Aletta Jacobs Interpret and Cope with Deep
Differences among Women during Their 1911-12 Journey through Africa and Asia?

Abstract

      Suffrage leaders Carrie Chapman Catt and Aletta Jacobs traveled in Africa and Asia in 1911-12 on behalf of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance, looking into the condition of women, reacting to deep differences among them, and writing about these encounters and their perceptions of other cultures. This project highlights their experiences in South Africa and China as Catt and Jacobs attempted to broaden the reach of the international movement for woman suffrage.

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