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History of Women in the United States - HIST250 - Primary Sources

Primary sources available in the library or on the Internet relevant to women in U.S. History.

Resources in Library Catalog

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Using her own letters, diary, and reminiscences, this book paints a portrait of the life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

History of woman suffrage

Originally published starting in 1881. Reprints of the 1881-1922 editions ; reprinted from copies at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Library. V.1-3 edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage ; v.4 edited by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper ; v.5-6 edited by Ida Husted Harper.

Julia Ward Howe and the woman suffrage movement

A selection of Howe's speeches and essays with an introduction and notes by her daughter, Florence Howe Hall.

Life and work of Susan B. Anthony

Written by one of her contemporaries, this biography of Susan B. Anthony contains her public addresses and letters as well as letters by many other suffragists.

The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony : Their Place Inside the Body-Politic, 1887 to 1895

This book opens in February 1887, just after the U.S. Senate had rejected woman suffrage, and closes in November 1895 with Stanton's grand birthday party at the Metropolitan Opera House. It contains letters written by Stanton and Anthony during this period (eBook).

Women's suffrage in America : an eyewitness history

Chronicles the struggle of American women for the right to vote, from 1800 to their victory in 1920. Includes quotations from contemporary witnesses through memoirs, letters, and other documents of the period.

Resources on the Internet