Votes for Women: The Fight for Suffrage

The Woman's Suffrage Movement was one of America's three great reform movements. This portfolio traces the history of the American woman's suffrage movement in five engaging essays. The essays on the anti-suffrage and English movements cover these two important topics that are frequently neglected in studies of woman's suffrage. The primary source exhibit documents contribute to the portrayal of woman's suffrage as daring, resourceful, intellectual and courageous, as well as, sometimes contentious and often witty. Students will find the documents that show the counter-point of allowing women equality dumbfounding and interesting. This portfolio offers comprehensive Reproducible Student Activities, which include vocabulary, writing, research, and creative thinking exercises. 5 Illustrated Broadsheet Essays: * The Beginning of Suffrage Agitation * Women Organize * The Anti-suffrage Movement * The English Movement * The Great Suffrage Battle 14 Primary Source Documents: * The Revolution, July 1868, an early suffrage publication owned by Susan B. Anthony * "Memorial of Victoria C. Woodhull praying 'The passage of a law carrying into execution the right vested by the Constitution in citizens of the United States to vote, without regard to sex'" * Minor v. Happersett, U.S. Supreme Court Decision, 1875 * Cartoon, premium and handbill concerning the W.C.T.U. * The Woman Voter and the Newsletter: "White Slave Traffic Number" March 1913 * Be Good to California, Mr. Wilson (California Was Good to You) sheet music, 1916 * The Alpha Suffrage Record, March 1914. Rare example of a black woman's suffrage publication. * Votes for Women postcards * Collection of Anti-Suffrage publications, 1910s * The Red Behind the Yellow: Socialism in the Wake of Suffrage, The National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage * "Woman Do Not Want It" by Alice Stone Blackwell * "Seein' is Believin' Have a Look!" Map from the Headquarters News Letter, 1916 * Congress Must Forbid... and Pledge to March handbills produced by Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage * Two handbills linking suffrage with the war effort: As a War Measure, Woman Suffrage and Who Shares the Cost ofWar, 1917

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6001-4
Author: Christine Brendel Scriabine, Ph.D.
Copyright: 1992
Reading Level: Grades 8-12+
Interest Level: Grades 8-12+
Dimensions: 14" x 9 1/4"