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Rachel Gunter

Rachel Gunter

Rachel Gunter is a Professor of History at a North Texas community college. She studies the woman suffrage movement in Texas 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 she also looks 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. she looks at declarant immigrant/non-citizen voting as a Reconstruction-era reform that the Progressive and suffrage movements helped revoke.