2017 marks the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York State, and in 2020 the nation will celebrate 100 years of the 19th Amendment. The history of the women’s suffrage movement in our state and nation spanned seventy years, from the 1848 meeting convened by Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Seneca Falls to the tactics wielded by Alice Paul, and includes overlooked stories and actors such as the African-American suffragists. Our book selections — which include history, biography, and fiction — provide a window into this chapter of American social progress and a springboard into ongoing discussions of women’s — and […]
Alice Paul’s controversial and militant tactics in support of the women’s vote were instrumental in forcing the hand of public opinion and politicians in the years leading to the passage of the 19th Amendment.
This collection of essays asks us to re-examine, in the light of new historical evidence, dimensions of the women’s suffrage movement, thereby improving our view of this significant historical moment.
This book adds an important dimension to our understanding of the suffrage movement by focusing on the oft-overlooked efforts of African-American women to secure voting rights.
Marge Piercy’s novel takes place in the last decades of the 19th century, as men and women of from myriad walks of life struggle with the newfound prominence of women in society.
This biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the heroines of the suffrage movement, depicts her lifetime of activism while not shying away from her more troublesome opinions.
Historian Sally McMillen examines the significance of the early decades of the women’s suffrage movement, demonstrating just how important the years leading to and following the Seneca Falls convention of 1848 were to women’s rights in the United States.