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Women's History Month

2010 - Writing Women Back into History

“The history of women often seems to be written with invisible ink. Even when recognized in their own times, women are often not included in the history books.” 

Woman suffrage in the United States goes back to the early-1800s.  Women were not granted the right to vote until 1920, with the passage of the 19th Amendment.

This year marks the 90th anniversary of this important achievement in women’s history.  Visit the exhibit in the Perry Library lobby through April 15, 2010 to learn more about the Woman Suffrage movement.

Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party,
Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Lobby Exhibit Photo


Selected Books

  • Adams, Katherine H. and Michael L. Keane. Alice Paul and the American Suffrage Campaign. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008. HQ1413.P38 A23 2008
  • Baker, Jean H. Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists. New York: Hill and Wang, 2005.  JK1896 .B35 2005
  • Camhi, Jane Jerome. Women against Women: American Anti-suffragism, 1880-1920. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Carlson Pub., 1994.  JK1896 .C26 1994
  • Clift, Eleanor. Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2003.  JK1896 .C55 2003
  • Cott, Nancy F. The Grounding of Modern Feminism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987.  HQ1236.5.U6C68 1987
  • Dubois, Ellen Carol. Harriot Stanton Blatch and the Winning of Woman Suffrage. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997. HQ1413.B545 D83 1997
  • Finnegan, Margaret Mary. Selling Suffrage: Consumer Culture and Votes for Women. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. JK1896 .F56 1999
  • Flexner, Eleanor. Century of Struggle: The Woman’s Rights Movement in the United States. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1975.  HQ1410.F6 1975
  • Frost-Knappman, Elizabeth, and Kathryn Cullen-DuPont. Women’s Suffrage in America. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2005.  JK1896 .F77 2005
  • Griffith, Elisabeth. In Her Own Right: The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.  HQ1413.S67G74 1984
  • Lumsden, Linda J. Rampant Women: Suffragists and the Right of Assembly. Knoxville, Tenn.: The University of Tennessee Press, 1997.  JK1896 .L86 1997
  • Marshall, Susan E. Splintered Sisterhood: Gender and Class in the Campaign against Woman Suffrage. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1997. JK1896 .M38 1997
  • Mead, Rebecca J. How the Vote Was Won: Woman Suffrage in the Western United States, 1868-1914. New York: New York University Press, 2004.  JK1896 .M4 2004
  • Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn. African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1998.  JK1896 .T47 1998
  • Wheeler, Marjorie Spruill. New Women of the New South: The Leaders of the Woman Suffrage. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.  JK1896.W48 1993
  • Wheeler, Marjorie Spruill, ed. Votes for Women: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Tennessee, the South, and the Nation. Knoxville, Tenn.: The University of Tennessee Press, 1995.  JK1911.T2 V68 1995

Selected Web Sites