Women’s Suffrage

Pre-Election Parade for Suffrage in NYC; October 23, 1915; Library of CongressThis week, 89 years ago, the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting voting rights to women. Many of us take this for granted today, but many women fought some very tough battles to gain this right. We’ve gathered together some resources that will help to illuminate this topic for those of us used to equality at the polls.


Failure is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words by Lynn Sherr

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony by Geoffrey C. Ward

Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull, Uncensored by Mary Gabriel

Significant Sisters: The Grassroots of Active Feminism, 1839-1939 by Margaret Forster

Sisters: The Lives of America’s Suffragists by Jean H. Baker

Splintered Sisterhood: Gender and Class in the Campaign Against Woman Suffrage by Susan E. Marshall

A Very Dangerous Woman: Martha Wright and Women’s Rights by Sherry H. Penney and James D. Livingston

Women’s Suffrage in America by Elizabeth Frost-Knappman and Kathryn Cullen-DuPont

With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman’s Right to Vote by Ann Bausum

Iron-Jawed Angels (DVD)


PBS: Not for Ourselves Alone

The Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership

Women’s Suffrage – History Channel

Women’s Suffrage – Library of Congress

Women’s Suffrage – Wikipedia

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