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19th Amendment

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

The 19th Amendment was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920.


List of Women held in prisons for Suffrage Protests


Women's Suffrage Booklist

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The Woman Who Dared to Vote - N. E. H. Hull
Call Number: 342.73072 HULL
ISBN: 9780700618484
Publication Date: 2012-04-24
Just as the polls opened on November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony arrived and filled out her "ticket" for the various candidates. But before it could be placed in the ballot box, a poll watcher objected, claiming her action violated the laws of New York and the state constitution. Anthony vehemently protested that as a citizen of the United States and the state of New York she was entitled to vote under the Fourteenth Amendment. The poll watchers gave in and allowed Anthony to deposit her ballots. Anthony was arrested, charged with a federal crime, and tried in court.

Winning the Vote - Robert P. J. Cooney
Call Number: 324.623 COONEY
ISBN: 0977009505
Publication Date: 2005-11-01
A beautifully illustrated and fact-filled history of American women's drive for political equality from the 1840s to 1920 and after. Top quality reproductions of rarely seen historical photographs, posters, leaflets, and color illustrations, with over 75 profiles of leaders of this early, nearly forgotten nonviolent civil rights movement. Collectable First Edition.

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Jailed for Freedom - Doris Stevens; Carol O'Hare (Editor); Edith Mayo (Introduction by)
Call Number: 324.62309 STEVENS
ISBN: 0939165252
Publication Date: 1995-03-21
A firsthand account of the National Woman’s Party, which organized and fought a fierce battle for passage of the 19th Amendment. The suffragists endured hunger strikes, forced feedings, and jail terms. First written in 1920 by Doris Stevens, this version was edited by Carol O’Hare. Includes an introduction by Smithsonian curator Edith Mayo, along with appendices, an index, historic photos, and illustrations.


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