Jailed for Freedom by Doris Stevens; Carol O'Hare (Editor); Edith Mayo (Introduction by)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.
Call Number: JK 1901 .S85 1995
Publication Date: 1995-03-21
Not for Ourselves Alone by Geoffrey C. Ward; Ken BurnsElizabeth 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. Stanton and Anthony were close friends, partners, and allies, but judging from their backgrounds they would seem an unlikely pair. Stanton was born into the prominent Livingston clan in New York, grew up wealthy, educated, and sociable, married and had a large family of her own. Anthony, raised in a devout Quaker environment, worked to support herself her whole life, elected to remain single, and devoted herself to progressive causes, initially Temperance, then Abolition. They were nearly total opposites in their personalities and attributes, yet complemented each other's strengths perfectly. Stanton was a gifted writer and radical thinker, full of fervor and radical ideas but pinned down by her reponsibilities as wife and mother, while Anthony, a tireless and single-minded tactician, was eager for action, undaunted by the terrible difficulties she faced. As Stanton put it, "I forged the thunderbolts, she fired them." The relationship between these two extraordinary women and its effect on the development of the suffrage movement are richly depicted by Ward and Burns, and in the accompanying essays by Ellen Carol Dubois, Ann D. Gordon, and Martha Saxton. We also see Stanton and Anthony's interactions with major figures of the time, from Frederick Douglass and John Brown to Lucretia Mott and Victoria Woodhull. Enhanced by a wonderful array of black-and-white and color illustrations, Not For Ourselves Alone is a vivid and inspiring portrait of two of the most fascinating, and important, characters in American history.
Call Number: HQ 1412 .W36 1999
Publication Date: 1999-10-19
One Woman, One Vote by Marjorie Spruill Wheeler (Editor)Companion book to the PBS American Experience documentary by the same name, this anthology is the most comprehensive collection of writings -- contemporary and historical -- on the woman suffrage movement in America. It includes essays by the most prominent contemporary historians, many who challenge widely accepted theories and illustrate the diversity and complexity of the fight for the 19th Amendment.
Call Number: JK 1896 .O54 1995
Publication Date: 1995-08-15
Failure Is Impossible by Lynn SherrJuxtaposed 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. 33 photos & illustrations.
Call Number: HQ 1413 .A55 S48 1995
Publication Date: 1995
The Rise of the New Woman by Jean V. MatthewsThis book chronicles the changing fortunes and transformations of the organized suffrage movement, from its dismal period of declining numbers and campaign failures to its final victory.
Feminism and Suffrage by Ellen Carol DuBoisIn the two decades since Feminism and Suffrage was first published, the increased presence of women in politics and the gender gap in voting patterns have focused renewed attention on an issue generally perceived as nineteenth-century. For this new edition, Ellen Carol DuBois addresses the changing context for the history of woman suffrage at the millennium.
Call Number: HQ 1423 .D8 1978
Publication Date: 1978
Women's Suffrage by Jeff HillProvides users with a detailed and authoritative overview of this event, as well as the principal figures involved in this pivotal episode in U.S. history.
Call Number: JK 1896 .H54 2006
Publication Date: 2005-10-07
Elizabeth Cady Stanton by Lois W. BannerFocusing on Stanton's role as a reformer in the women's rights and suffrage movements, Banner also examines Stanton's relationships with her husband, with Susan B. Anthony, and with other leading feminists of the nineteenth century.
Call Number: HQ 1413 .S67 B35 1980
Publication Date: 1980
Susan B. Anthony by Kathleen L. BarrySusan B. Anthony had not started out with a dream. Rather, her Quaker beginnings were humble. She spent days doing household chores and preparing for her future role as a wife. But by her late twenties she had chosen striving for social justice over marriage as a vocation. She left her secure teaching position to become a politician and a charismatic leader of woman's rights. Here, in this brilliant biography, is the portrait of this singular woman - who was she was, what she felt, and how she thought.
Call Number: HQ 1413 .A55 B36 1988
Publication Date: 1988
Two Paths to Equality by Janet Zollinger GieleSocial Movements Past and Present offers thorough analyses of the ideas and actions that have changed the way Americans think and live. Each volume is written by a specialist drawing on the insights and methodologies of history, sociology and political science.