Credible Sources for Women’s Suffrage

CREDIBLE SOURCE

URL:

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/15/magazine/the-dream-and-the-myth-of-the-womens-vote.html?_r=0

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“When Victoria Woodhull ran for president of the United States, she couldn’t even vote for herself. “If the women can be allowed to vote,” The New York Herald claimed when Woodhull announced her bid in 1870, “Mrs. Woodhull may rely on rolling up the heaviest majority ever polled in this or any other nation.” After all, the paper said, “women always take the part of each other.” The Herald called for passage of a women’s suffrage amendment, and then “victory for Victoria in 1872.”

That was before the sex scandal hit. Woodhull was a divorced woman, and sexual history was already a point of controversy. But soon the papers dredged up a truly salacious item: She once shared her home with both her first and second husbands. Woodhull defended herself in the press. She explained that her family had taken in her alcoholic, disabled ex-husband as an act of charity, not bigamy. But the headlines branded her “disgraced” and called her career “BUSTED.” Woodhull was evicted from her home and forced to withdraw her 11-year-old daughter from school. The cartoonist Thomas Nast literally drew her as the Devil.”

Description:

Article discussing the discrepancy between the idea of the ‘Women’s Vote’ – that will women will vote together – and the reality in the 2016 election.

Author(s):

  • Amanda Hess

Title:

  • The Dream — and the Myth — of the ‘Women’s Vote’

Publisher:

  • The New York Times

Date:

  • November 15, 2016

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RESEARCH GUIDE

URL:

http://guides.library.harvard.edu/schlesinger/suffrage

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Description:

Thorough and detailed research guide provided by Harvard’s Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, with dozens of links to more useful information.

Author(s):

  • None.

Title:

  • Women’s Suffrage

Publisher:

  • Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in the America

Date:

  • No date.

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PRIMARY SOURCES

URL:

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/womens-suffrage/

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What You’ll Find:

Description:

Collection of primary sources from the Women’s Suffrage movement provided by the Library of Congress, including original texts, photos, and an audio file.

Author(s):

  • None.

Title:

  • Women’s Suffrage

Publisher:

  • Library of Congress

Date:

  • No date.

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CREDIBLE SOURCE

URL:

http://ecssba.rutgers.edu/docs/sbatrial.html

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“As a matter of outward form the defendant was asked if she had anything to say why the sentence of the court should not be pronounced upon her. “Yes, your honor,” replied Miss Anthony, “I have many things to say. My every right, constitutional, civil, political and judicial has been tramped upon. I have not only had no jury of my peers, but I have had no jury at all.” Court—”Sit down Miss Anthony. I cannot allow you to argue the question.” Miss Anthony—”I shall not sit down. I will not lose my only chance to speak.” Court—”You have been tried, Miss Anthony, by the forms of law, and my decision has been rendered by law.” Miss Anthony—”Yes, but laws made by men, under a government of men, interpreted by men and for the benefit of men. The only chance women have for justice in this country is to violate the law, as I have done, and as I shall continue to do,” and she struck her hand heavily on the table in emphasis of what she said. “Does your honor suppose that we obeyed the infamous fugitive slave law which forbade to give a cup of cold water to a slave fleeing from his master? I tell you we did not obey it; we fed him and clothed him, and sent him on his way to Canada. So shall we trample all unjust laws under foot. I do not ask the clemency of the court. I came into it to get justice, having failed in this, I demand the full rigors of the law.” Court—”The sentence of the court is $100 fine and the costs of the prosecution.” Miss Anthony—”I have no money to pay with, but am $10,000 in debt.” Court—”You are not ordered to stand committed till it is paid.””

Description:

3 accounts of remarks given by Susan B. Anthony at her Illegal Voting trial, regarded as “one of the best-known texts in the history of woman suffrage.”

Author(s):

  • Ann D. Gordon (Editor)

Title:

  • Remarks by Susan B. Anthony in the Circuit Court of the United States for the Northern District of New York

Publisher:

  • Rutgers University

Date:

  • 2000

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CREDIBLE SOURCE

URL:

https://www.nps.gov/wori/learn/historyculture/susan-b-anthony.htm

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“In 1848 Susan B. Anthony was working as a teacher in Canajoharie, New York and became involved with the teacher’s union when she discovered that male teachers had a monthly salary of $10.00, while the female teachers earned $2.50 a month. Her parents and sister Marry attended the 1848 Rochester Woman’s Rights Convention held August 2.

Anthony’s experience with the teacher’s union, temperance and antislavery reforms, and Quaker upbringing, laid fertile ground for a career in women’s rights reform to grow. The career would begin with an introduction to Elizabeth Cady Stanton.”

Description:

Biography of Susan B. Anthony from the National Parks Service detailing how she discovered disproportionate pay for men and women.

Author(s):

  • None.

Title:

  • Susan B. Anthony

Publisher:

  • National Parks Service

Date:

  • No date.

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CREDIBLE SOURCE

URL:

https://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/susan-brownell-anthony/

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“At age 26 Anthony began working as a teacher. Over the next 15 years, Anthony would not only teach, but advocate for equal pay between male and female teachers and equal access to education regardless of race or gender. She continued her call for equal pay, and in 1870 Anthony helped form and was elected president of the Workingwomen’s Central Association. This organization evaluated working conditions and created educational opportunities for working women. Anthony was also active in the anti-slavery movement, working as an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society, often making speeches for the cause. Anthony and fellow activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized a Women’s National Loyal League in support of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1863. “

Description:

Biography of Susan B. Anthony from the National Women’s History Museum, chronicling her leadership in various advocacy groups and women’s suffrage movement.

Author(s):

  • Jeanette Patrick

Title:

  • Susan Brownell Anthony (1820-1906)

Publisher:

  • National Women’s History Museum

Date:

  • 2016

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