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A Very Dangerous Woman by
Call Number: HQ1413.W753P46 2004
Publication Date: 2004-06-01
The first biography of a pioneering women's rights activist; A very dangerous woman is what Martha Coffin Wright's conservative neighbors considered her, because of her work in the women's rights and abolition movements.
Alice Paul by
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2014-07-02
A woman whose life bridged the "first" and "second waves" of feminism, Paul was once a towering figure in American suffragist politics, having cut her teeth on the battle for women's voting rights in Britain. The elegantly constructed narrative combines the filaments of Paul's precocious life into an incisive tale, beginning with her Quaker upbringing and following her as she emerges as an activist and agitator.
America's Women by
Call Number: HQ1410.C588 2003
Publication Date: 2003-09-23
Collins chronicles a history-spanning book rich in detail, filled with fascinating characters and 400 years of women--dolls, drudges, helpmates, and heroines.
Century of Struggle by
Call Number: HQ1410.F6
Publication Date: 1996-03-01
This is a classic book that explores not only the pro-suffrage movement but also the organized opposition.
How the Vote Was Won by
Call Number: JK1896.M43 2004 and E-Book
Publication Date: 2004-02-01
In this provocative new study, Rebecca J. Mead shows that Western suffrage came about as the result of the unsettled state of regional politics, the complex nature of Western race relations, broad alliances between suffragists and farmer-labor-progressive reformers, and sophisticated activism by Western women.
Jeannette Rankin by
Call Number: E748.R223L67 2005
Publication Date: 2005-11-01
Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, stands tall among American icons. The representative from Montana won her seat at a time when women didn't have the right to vote in most states. Her firm stances inspired both admiration and fury across party lines, and she gained nearly canonical status among feminists and pacifists.
Jeannette Rankin, America's Conscience by
Call Number: HQ1413.R36S65 2002
Publication Date: 2002-08-01
Social worker, suffragist, first woman elected to the United States Congress, and a lifelong peace activist, Jeannette Rankin is often remembered as the woman who voted "No" to United States involvement in both world wars
No Votes for Women by
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2013-03-15
No Votes for Women explores the complicated history of the suffrage movement in New York State by delving into the stories of women who opposed the expansion of voting rights to women.
The Myth of Seneca Falls by
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2014-06-15
The story of how the women's rights movement began at the Seneca Falls convention of 1848 is a cherished American myth. The standard account credits founders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott with defining and then leading the campaign for women's suffrage. In her provocative new history, Lisa Tetrault demonstrates that Stanton, Anthony, and their peers gradually created and popularized this origins story during the second half of the nineteenth century in response to internal movement dynamics as well as the racial politics of memory after the Civil War.
Treacherous Texts by
Call Number: JK1896.T74 2011 and E-Book
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 by
Call Number: JK1896 .V67 2002
Publication Date: 2002-03-14
Each of the eleven essays illuminates some aspect of the long battle that lasted from the 1850s to the passage of the suffrage amendment in 1920. From the movement's antecedents in the minds of women like Mary Wollstonecraft and Frances Wright, to the historic gathering at Seneca Falls in 1848, to the civil disobedience during World War I orchestrated by the National Woman's Party, the essential elements of this tumultuous story emerge in these finely-tuned chapters.
Winning the West for Women by
Call Number: JK1899.D49R67 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-09
In 1856, in an opera house in Roseville, Illinois, Susan B. Anthony called for the supporters of woman suffrage to stand. The only person to rise was eight-year-old Emma Smith. And she continued to take a stand for the rest of her life. As a leader in the suffrage movement, Emma Smith DeVoe stumped across the country organizing for the cause, raising money, and helping make the West central to achieving the vote for women.
With Courage and Cloth by
Call Number: JK1896.B38 2004 Juvenile
Publication Date: September 1, 2004
An award-winning author chronicles the story of the women's suffrage movement in America, using compelling period photographs--including some never before published--to illustrate the vivid narrative.
Women in American History by
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Drawing on unprecedented research, Franzen shows how these circumstances and choices both impacted Shaw's role in the woman suffrage movement and set her apart from her native-born, middle- and upper-class colleagues.