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Women's History

I am a mature age student at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia. I would like some articles in regard to the suffrage campaigns in America so that I can compare them to the suffrage capaigns in Australia. I was most impressed with your site and would appreciate additional information. Regards from, Marilyn Taylor, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Thanks for your note. I am aware of a few great resources on the history of the American Suffrage movement, many are books, which I hope you can have access to in Australia, and a few are articles, which I could send, but I imagine that the postal system might be too slow for your deadline. As for immediate resources, i.e. those on the Internet, I think that the National Women's History Project will be able to help you with some information. They also have a few books available on the subject. The following books and some others are also available at the Feminist.com Bookstore.

  • One Woman, One Vote: Rediscovering the Woman Suffrage Movement edited by Marjorie Spruill Wheeler

  • Born of Liberty: A History of Women in America by Sara M. Evans

  • A History of Women in America by Carol Hymowitz and Michaele Weissman

  • A Century of Women by Sheila Rowbotham. This is about women in the UK and the U.S., but since it's by a British author it might be the most accessible to you.

  • Feminism: The Essential Writings edited by Miriam Schneir, which includes essays by Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth and other suffragists.

  • "Not for Ourselves Alone", is/was a recent documentary film by Ken Burns about Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, though it is also about the suffrage movement. It aired on Public Television this November in the United States. They did a great study guide to go along with the film, which includes information on the suffrage movement--the build up to winning the vote for women.

I hope that helps and let me know if you want me to post a few of these articles. Good luck.


Amy

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