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United States Suffrage Movement in the 19th Century: Further Reading


Buhle, Mari Jo and Paul Buhle. The Concise History of Woman Suffrage: Selections from the Classic Work of Stanton, Gage, and Harper, edited by Mari Jo and Paul Buhle. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1978, 468 p.

Provides selections of suffrage writings from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and Frances Harper's six-volume collection of speeches and writings from 1848 to 1920.

Catt, Carrie Chapman and Rogers Schuler. Woman Suffrage and Politics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923, 504 p.

Offers a full-length study of the American woman's suffrage movement.

Cowley, Joyce. Pioneers of Women's Liberation. New York: Pathfinder Press, Inc., 1969, 504 p.

Article that first appeared in 1955 in the Fourth International seeking to place the American woman's suffrage movement within its historical context, concentrating on how black and white suffrage leaders overcame ridicule and internal divisions to secure the right to vote.

Cullen-Dupont, Kathryn, ed. Pioneers of Women's Liberation. New York: Cooper Square Press, 2002, 613 p.

Offers an anthology of works by American women activists that includes speeches and writings by suffrage leaders Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, and Victoria Woodhull.

Flexner, Eleanor. Century of Struggle: The Woman's Rights Movement in the United States. New York: Atheneum, 1970, 385 p.

Studies of the struggle for equal rights by American women in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, concentrating on women's organizing efforts to achieve educational, workplace, and political reforms.

Frost, Elizabeth and Kathryn Cullen-Dupont. Women's Suffrage in America: An Eyewitness History, New York: Facts on File, 1995, 464 p.

Provides an overview of the century-long struggle of women suffragists, each chapter including numerous primary sources from the period highlighting women's demands for political inclusion and social equality.

Hall, Florence Howe. Julia Ward Howe and the Woman Suffrage Movement. New York: Arno and The New York Times, 1969, 241 p.

Offers a biography of suffragist leader Julia Ward Howe written by her daughter.

Keetley, Dawn and John Pettegrew. Public Women, Public Words: A Documentary History of American Feminism, edited by Dawn Keetley and John Pettegrew. Madison, Wisconsin: Madison House, 1997, 193 p.

Anthology of speeches and writings by proto- and early-American feminists, including numerous appeals for women's suffrage.

Kerr, Andrea Moore. Lucy Stone: Speaking Out for Equality. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1991, 320 p.

Biography of suffragist leader Lucy Stone, whom the author argues has not been adequately recognized because of her split with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony over whether to campaign against the constitutional amendment giving black men the right to vote.

Kraditor, Aileen S. The Ideas of the Woman Suffrage Movement, 1890-1920. New York: Columbia University Press, 1965, 320 p.

Includes discussions of the ideology of the new generation of suffragist leaders who emerged in the 1890s.

Million, Joelle. Woman's Voice, Woman's Place: Lucy Stone and the Birth of the Woman's Rights Movement. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2003, 360 p.

Biography of Lucy Stone, concentrating on her leadership in movements against slavery and for temperance as well as for the right of American women to vote.

The National American Woman Suffrage Association. Victory: How Women Won It: A Centennial Symposium. New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1940, 174 p.

Studies the local and national campaigns suffragists led in the nineteenth century through 1920.

Passet, Joanne E. "We Are Cowards and She Is Not." In Sex Radicals and the Quest for Women's Equality, pp. 91-111. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 2003.

Examines the links between the sexual radicalism of Victorian Woodhull and her support for woman's suffrage.

Porter, Kirk H. The History of Suffrage in the United States. Chicago, Ill.: The University of Chicago Press, 1918, 260 p.

Provides an overview of suffrage movements in the United States, with several chapters devoted to the efforts of women before and after the Civil War to gain voting rights.

Spongberg, Mary. "Women's History and the 'Woman Question'." In Writing Women's History since the Renaissance, pp. 130-49. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

Recounts nineteenth-century feminist historiography and includes background on early suffrage efforts in Britain, France, and the United States.

Stern, Madeline B., ed. The Victoria Woodhull Reader. Weston, Mass.: M & S Press, 1974, 640 p.

Offers a selection of speeches and writings by Woodhull, including sections of her late-nineteenth-century works on advocacy for woman's suffrage.

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