The Development of Suffrage Rights in the American Colonies McKinley, Albert Edward. The Suffrage Franchise in the Thirteen English Colonies in America. Philadelphia: Published for the University; Boston: Ginn & Co., agents, 1905. v, 518 pp. Reprinted 2008 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584778936; ISBN-10: 1584778938. Paperback. New. $29.95 * Reprint of the sole edition. More than a summary of voting qualifications, this is a nuanced history of the development of suffrage rights in the colonies. It begins with a chapter on Parliamentary suffrage in England. Each colony is examined in the following thirteen chapters. "Students of the history and working of representative institutions--parliamentary and municipal--all over the Anglo-Saxon world will long be under a great indebtedness to Mr. McKinley for the care and thoroughness with which he has worked out the history of the suffrage in the thirteen English colonies in America. Mr. McKinley's book must of Necessity become the standard authority on this subject.": Edward Porritt, The American Historical Review 11, No. 2 (January 1906) 403-404.
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