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Suffrage and Socialist Fears.

Anti-suffrage advocates also capitalized on political, racial, and class fears still raw in the wake of Reconstruction after the Civil War and stirred up by Lost Cause ideology coupled with the rise of socialism in Russia and elsewhere in Europe. Fears of socialism and federal interference in states’ rights were capitalized on with literature such as these fliers produced by anti-suffrage organizations in New York. Virginia groups produced similar publications.