6 Surprising Facts About the 19th Amendment


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2020 marks 100 years of National Suffrage for women in the United States! Today Danielle looks back on the long road to ratification for the 19th Amendment. She explains how the Seneca Falls Convention wasn’t seen as important at the time and how some of the most famous suffragists of the time (Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton) wrote a whole history book to ensure they were remembered.

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Works Cited:
Fact 1:
Bomboy, Scott. “The vote that led to the 19th Amendment.” National Constitution Center.
Boyd, Tyler L. Tennessee Statesman Harry T. Burn: Woman Suffrage, Free Elections and a Life of Service. Arcadia Publishing, 2019.
Cohen, Jennie. “The Mother Who Saved Suffrage: Passing the 19th Amendment.” History.
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Weiss, Elaine. The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. Penguin, 2019.
Weiss, Elaine. “Women, Booze and the Vote.” The New York Times.
Zimmerman, Jean. “Stirring, Engrossing ‘Woman’s Hour’ Recounts The Battle For Suffrage.” NPR.

Fact 2:
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Coates, Ta-Nehisi. “The Great Schism.” The Atlantic.
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Hoffman, Nancy. “Teaching about Slavery, the Abolitionist Movement, and Women’s Suffrage.” Women’s Studies Quarterly
Jenkins, Mark. “This Smithsonian exhibition follows the long road to women’s suffrage.” The Washington Post.
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Fact 3:
Flock, Elizabeth. “5 things you might not know about the 19th Amendment.” PBS News Hour.
MacNamara, Elisabeth. “165 Years Since Seneca Falls: Continuing to Organize for Equality.” HuffPost.
McMillen, Sally. Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement. Oxford University Press, 2009.
NCC Staff. “One this day, the Seneca Falls Convention begins. National Constitution Center.
Robbins, Liz and Sam Roberts. “Early Feminists Issued a Declaration of Independence. Where Is It Now?” The New York Times.

Fact 4:
Ault, Alicia. “How Women Got the Vote Is a Far More Complex Story Than the History Textbooks Reveal.” Smithsonian Magazine.
Jones, Martha S. “How New York’s new monument whitewashes the women’s rights movement.” The Washington Post.
Michals, Debra (ed). “Sojourner Truth.” National Women’s History Museum.
Staples, Brent. “How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black Women. The New York Times.
Ware, Susan. “It’s time to return black women to the center of the history of women’s suffrage.” The Washington Post.
Weiss, Elaine. The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. Penguin, 2019.
Yaeger, Lynn. “The African-American Suffragists History Forgot.” Vogue.

Fact 5:
Ault, Alicia. “How Women Got the Vote Is a Far More Complex Story Than the History Textbooks Reveal.” Smithsonian Magazine.
Bernard, Michelle. “Despite the tremendous risk, African American women marched for suffrage, too.” The Washington Post.
Bernstien, Patricia. The First Waco Horror: The Lynching of Jesse Washington and the Rise of the NAACP. Texas A&M University Press, 2006.
Blakemore, Erin. “This Huge Women’s March Drowned Out a Presidential Inauguration in 1913. History.
Boissoneault, Lorraine. “The Original Women’s March on Washington and the Suffragists Who Paved the Way.” Smithsonian Magazine.
Cohen, Danielle. “This Day in History: The 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade.” The White House.
Fields-White, Monee. “The Root: How Racism Tainted Women’s Suffrage.” NPR.
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Taylor, Alan. “The 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade.” The Atlantic.
“The March of 1913.” PBS.

Fact 6:
Beaton, Gail M. Colorado Women: A History. University Press of Colorado, 2012.
Bugros Mclean, Polly E. Remembering Lucile: A Virginia Family’s Rise from Slavery and a Legacy Forged. University Press of Colorado, 2018.
“Elizabeth Piper Ensley: Activist.” Colorado Virtual Library.
Freeman, Jo. A Room at a Time: How Women Entered Party Politics. Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.
Helton, Jennifer. “Woman Suffrage in the West.” National Park Service.
Jameson, Elizabeth and Susan Hodge Armitage. Writing the Range: Race, Class, and Culture in the Women’s West. University of Oklahoma Press, 1997.

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