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African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920 by
Call Number: JK1896 .T47 1998
Publication Date: 1998-04-01
Rosalyn Terborg-Penn draws from original documents to take a comprehensive look at the African American women who fought for the right to vote. She analyzes the women's own stories, and examines why they joined and how they participated in the U.S. women's suffrage movement. Not all African American women suffragists were from elite circles. Terborg-Penn finds representation by working-class and professional women, from all parts of the nation, Some employed radical, others conservative, means to gain the right to vote. Black women, however, were unified in working to use the ballot to improve not only their own status, but the lives of black people in their communities.
The Concise History of Woman Suffrage by
Call Number: JK1896 .C58
Publication Date: 1976-06-01
The Buhles have carefully selected the best from the mass of material in the classic six-volume History of Woman Suffrage and included eighty-two documents in this version. The volume contains the work of many reform agitators, among them Angelina Grimke, Lucy Stone, Carrie Chapman Catt, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Anna Howard Shaw, Jane Addams, Sojourner Truth, and Victoria Woodhull, as well as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and Ida Husted Harper.
Jailed for Freedom by
Call Number: JK1901 .S85 1995
Publication Date: 1995-03-21
A firsthand account of the National Woman's Party, which organized and fought a fierce battle for passage of the 19th Amendment. The suffragists endured hunger strikes, forced feedings, and jail terms. First written in 1920 by Doris Stevens, this version was edited by Carol O'Hare. Includes an introduction by Smithsonian curator Edith Mayo, along with appendices, an index, historic photos, and illustrations.
Treacherous Texts by
Publication Date: 2011-04-15
Treacherous Texts collects more than sixty literary texts written by smart, savvy writers who experimented with genre, aesthetics, humor, and sex appeal in an effort to persuade American readers to support woman suffrage. Although the suffrage campaign is often associated in popular memory with oratory, this anthology affirms that suffragists recognized early on that literature could also exert a power to move readers to imagine new roles for women in the public sphere.
Votes for Women: the struggle for suffrage revisited by
Call Number: JK1896 .V67 2002
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Votes for Women brings together in one volume recent scholarship on the struggle of American women for the suffrage. Paralleling recent efforts in popular culture to restore to our national past the story of how women got the vote, these original essays present the latest and best in that history. Each of the eleven essays illuminates some aspects of the long battle that lasted from the 1850s to the passage of the suffrage amendment in 1920. From their antecedents in the minds of women like Mary Wollstonecraft and Frances Wright to the beginnings of an organization like the women who met at Seneca Falls in 1848 to the civil disobedience during World War 1 orchestrated by Alice Paul's National Woman's Party, the essential elements of a tumultuous story emerge.
Winning the Vote by
Call Number: JK1896 .C65 2005 OVERSIZE
Publication Date: 2005-11-01
A beautifully illustrated and fact-filled history of American women's drive for political equality from the 1840s to 1920 and after. Top quality reproductions of rarely seen historical photographs, posters, leaflets, and color illustrations, with over 75 profiles of leaders of this early, nearly forgotten nonviolent civil rights movement. Collectable First Edition.
The Woman Suffrage Movement in America by
Publication Date: 2015-10-08
This book departs from familiar accounts of high-profile woman suffrage activists whose main concern was a federal constitutional amendment. It tells the story of woman suffrage as one involving the diverse politics of women across the country as well as the incentives of the men with the primary political authority to grant new voting rights - those in state legislatures. Through a mix of qualitative and quantitative evidence, the book explains the success and failures of efforts for woman suffrage provisions in five states and in the US Congress as the result of successful and failed coalitional politics between the suffrage movement and important constituencies of existing male voters, including farmers' organizations, labor unions, and the Populist and Progressive parties.
Women's Suffrage in America by
Call Number: JK1896 .F77 2005 OVERSIZE
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
At the start of the 19th century, women had severely limited rights. They had no control of their earnings, could not divorce a husband, had no claim of property, could not speak at public meetings, and could not vote. The women's suffrage movement, a political campaign that sought to address these problems, began around 1800 and culminated in 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Led by women such as Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the members of this movement petitioned Congress, marched, and gave speeches in the face of public disapproval in an effort to achieve their goals. Women's Suffrage in America, Updated Edition provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the women's movement - diary entries, letters, speeches, and newspaper accounts - that illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them. Among the eyewitness testimonies included are those of Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott, Frederick Douglass, Helen Keller, and John Quincy Adams.
Women Against Women: American anti-suffragism, 1880-1920 by
Call Number: JK1896 .C26 1994
Publication Date: 1994-06-01
I. Antisuffrage Assumptions Regarding Woman's Sphere -- II. Antisuffrage Theories of Government -- III. Confronting the Suffragists -- IV. Organization and Tactics -- V. Antisuffrage Allies -- VI. The Antis in Congress and the Fight over Ratification -- VII. Ida Tarbell: The Making of an Anti -- VIII. Impact -- IX. Retrospect on Feminism and Antisuffrage Thought.
Not for Ourselves Alone
This documentary tells the little-known story of one of the most compelling political movements and friendships in American history. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were born into a world ruled entirely by men and for more than half a century led the fight to win the most basic civil rights for women. Their story is filled with love and loyalty, envy and betrayal, and it raises larger questions about principle and compromise, achievement and ends, and the meaning of independence itself. Their more than half-century struggle led to the passage of the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, which finally granted American women the right to vote. Neither woman lived to see this great victory, but Stanton and Anthony stand as the two most important women in American history.
What 80 Million Women Want
The women's suffrage movement inspired this silent film classic that includes appearances by equal rights crusaders Emmeline Pankhurst and Harriet Stanton Blatch. As politicos work to deny women the right to vote, a young lawyer tells his activist girlfriend of the corruption within the government that actively seeks to ensure that her voice is never heard. Douglass Dumbrille, Ronald Everett, George Henry star. Made in 1913.
A brief history of American women's fight for the right to vote. Covers milestones including Elizabeth Cady Stanton's convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848; Susan B. Anthony's arrest in 1873 when she tried to vote; the creation of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1890; the election to Congress in 1916 of Jeannette Rankin from Montana; and finally the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. 2006
Women as Citizens
This item is a video recording of President William Jefferson Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton hosting the sixth White House Millennium Evening Lecture in the East Room of the White House. The title of this lecture is, 'Women as Citizens.'
U.S. Congress / Public domain
The 19th Amendment
The 19th Amendment guarantees American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle; victory took decades of agitation. Beginning in the mid-19th century, woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered radical change.
19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
A women's suffrage amendment was first introduced in Congress in 1878. Forty-one years later, on June 4, 1919, Congress approved the women’s suffrage amendment and sent it to the states for ratification. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the ratification on August 26, 1920.
A History of the Women's Suffrage Movement in Nineteen Objects
There are many ways to tell the history of women’s suffrage, but this exhibit chooses to do so through nineteen objects. Material culture provides a perfect portal to capture women’s suffrage experiences.
History of U.S. Women's Suffrage
Between this first convention advocating the rights of women and the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment guaranteeing women's right to vote in 1920 lay a long and arduous journey.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of the United States encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.