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19th Amendment: A Timeline of the Fight for All Women's Right to Vote
See a timeline of the push for the 19th Amendment—and subsequent voting rights milestones for women of color.
Crusade for the Vote
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. Victory was never assured until the final moments. In the intervening years, the drive for women's voting rights encompassed the lives of several generations of women.
Suffrage Timeline: a Visual History of the Suffrage Movement
Explore the major milestones of the Suffrage Movement in this visual timeline — from within the first World Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840 through the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote on August 26, 1920.
Timeline of women's suffrage in the United States
This timeline highlights milestones in women's suffrage in the United States, particularly the right of women to vote in elections at federal and state levels.
US Women's Suffrage Timeline 1648 to 2016
This is an extended timeline of the fight for women's suffrage in the United States. It includes information on failed and successful attempts at changes in law, including at the state and federal levels, how women's suffrage has been interlaced with quests for other civil rights, and some key court cases. It spans the years from 1648, when Margaret Brent demands but is denied a vote in Maryland's colonial assembly through 2016, when Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument was designated.
Woman Suffrage Timeline (1840-1920)
Woman Suffrage in America Timeline from 1840-1920.
Women's Suffrage How the West Led the Way
A story map collaboration between Utah Division of State History and Better Days 2020 for the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.
Women's Suffrage Timeline
Shows key events in the struggle for women's suffrage in America.
Women's Suffrage Timeline State by State
Women won the vote in the U.S. through a constitutional amendment finally ratified in 1920. But along the road to winning the vote nationally, states and localities granted suffrage to women within their jurisdictions. This list documents many of those milestones in winning the vote for American women.
Concise History of Woman Suffrage by
Call Number: LVC JK1896 .C58 2005
Publication Date: 2005
The volume contains the work of many reform agitators, among them Angelina Grimké, 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.
Failure Is Impossible by
Call Number: LVC HQ1413.A55 S48 1995
Publication Date: 1996
Juxtaposed with contemporary reports and biographical essays, the words of this legendary suffragist reveal Susan B. Anthony as a loyal, caring friend, and an eloquent, humorous crusader. "More than a collection of well-arranged quotations, the work informs, inspires, and gives historical perspective."--The Houston Post.
Fighting Chance by
Call Number: Maysville JK1896 .D79 2014
Publication Date: 2014
The advocates of woman suffrage and black suffrage came to a bitter falling-out in the midst of Reconstruction, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton opposed the 15th Amendment because it granted the vote to black men but not to women. How did these two causes, so long allied, come to this?Based on extensive research, Fighting Chance is a major contribution to women's history and to 19th-century political history--a story of how idealists descended to racist betrayal and desperate failure.
How the Vote Was Won by
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2004
Uncovers how women in the West fought for the right to vote By the end of 1914, almost every Western state and territory had enfranchised its female citizens in the greatest innovation in participatory democracy since Reconstruction. These Western successes stand in profound contrast to the East, where few women voted until after the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, and the South, where African-American men were systematically disenfranchised.
Not for Ourselves Alone by
Call Number: Maysville and LVC HQ1412 .W36 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were two heroic women who vastly bettered the lives of a majority of American citizens. For more than fifty years they led the public battle to secure for women the most basic civil rights and helped establish a movement that would revolutionize American society. Yet despite the importance of their work and they impact they made on our history, a century and a half later, they have been almost forgotten.
No Votes for Women by
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2013
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. Susan Goodier finds that conservative women who fought against suffrage encouraged women to retain their distinctive feminine identities as protectors of their homes and families, a role they felt was threatened by the imposition of masculine political responsibilities. She details the victories and defeats on both sides of the movement from its start in the 1890s to its end in the 1930s, acknowledging the powerful activism of this often overlooked and misunderstood political force in the history of women's equality.
Votes for Women by
Call Number: Rowan JK1896 .V67 2002
Publication Date: 2002
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. Fromthe 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 thesefinely-tuned chapters. So too do the themes and historical controversies about suffrage and its leaders, including Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, and Alice Paul.
The Woman Suffrage Cook Book by
Call Number: Maysville Campus TX715 .B968 2019
Publication Date: 2019
Originally published in 1886, this collection of recipes and miscellaneous tips and tricks is a volume published almost entirely by women for women. The book was launched to raise funds for the women's suffrage movement and to communicate--in the shared, common language of a cook book--that a woman's place at the polls was not a replacement for her place at the home.
The Women's Suffrage Movement by
Call Number: Maysville and LVC JK1896 .W46 2019
Publication Date: 2019
Anthology of women that shaped and established the suffrage movement, in time for the 2020 centennial of women's right to vote. The Women's Suffrage Movement is a comprehensive volume with a distinctive focus on incorporating race, class, and gender, and illuminating minority voices. This anthology features the writings of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, alongside accounts of those often overlooked because of their race, from Native American women to African American suffragists like Ida B. Wells and the three Forten sisters.
VIDEO: The Oratory of Women's Suffrage
This video documentary re-creates the speeches of leading suffragettes whose impassioned words shaped the women’s movement during its inception in the late 19th century.
VIDEO: The Progressive Era: Suffrage. Segment 5
Susan B. Anthony and others fought societal attitudes, Congress, and even the Supreme Court in the battle for women's suffrage. In 1919 Congress approved the 19th amendment and the following year the states ratified it, granting women the right to vote.