A Primary Source Investigation of Women's Suffrage
When the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution authorized women's suffrage in 1920, it was the culmination of decades of work by women who had fought to be considered equal to men under the law. Accompanied by primary source documents, this resource chronicles the birth of the women's rights movement at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. Readers learn of the suffragists' sometimes-contentious partnership with the abolitionist movement and the slow build toward national suffrage. The efforts of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and other important leaders are recognized.