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WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH NORTH CAMPUS & MEEK CENTER: WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH RESOURCES

This LibGuide provides information to empower women voters through education.

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

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eBooks

Lifting as We Climb

This eBook tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement.

 

Harriet Tubman

This eBook tells the story of Harriet Tubman who was an escaped slave, lumberjack, laundress, raid leader, nurse, fund-raiser, cook, intelligence gatherer, Underground Railroad organizer, and abolitionist.

 

Women's Rights

Women's Rights spans the breadth of American history, from Native American women prior to colonization to women during the Revolution, Antebellum period, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age. Coverage of the 20th century moves from the Progressive Era to the Great Depression and World War II and from the emergence of modern feminism to the present.

 

Women's Suffrage

This eBook discusses the history of women's voting rights, how women campaigned for full voting rights across the country, and how their efforts led to gains in equality for women in other areas as well.

 

BOOK

When Women Won the Vote

When Women Won The Vote focuses on the final decade of American women's fight for the vote that culminated in the 19th Amendment in 1920, a compelling chapter in US women's history and American democracy. 

IRON JAWED ANGELS

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Oscar-winner Hilary Swank leads an outstanding cast in the inspirational true story of two women who dared to make a stand for women’s rights, and ended up shaping the future of America. Iron Jawed Angels: Lead, follow or get out of the way.

RBG

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. Explore her unique and unknown personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court.

THE VOTE

Part one traces the rise of suffrage militancy, a direct-action approach to politics inspired by Britain's notoriously militant suffragettes.  

Part Two examines the mounting dispute over strategy and tactics.  One faction was determined to pursue a moderate course and work within the political system, while another deployed ever-more confrontational and controversial methods of protest.

GENERATIONS: AMERICAN WOMEN WIN THE VOTE

Generations:  American Women Win the Vote

This film describes the struggle to get the 19th Amendment passed in Congress and ratified by states. Includes Tennessee’s special session on Aug. 9, 1920 where Suffrage supporters wore the yellow rose and "antis" countered with red roses. On August 18, 24-year-old Tennessee General Assembly member Harry Burn acted on the advice of his mother and cast the deciding vote granting all American women the right to vote.

BOOK

Women, Power, and Politics

This book provides a comprehensive assessment of women in American politics as participants, candidates, and office holders, as well as important public policies that affect women in their daily lives. 

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ELECTRONIC ARTICLES

How Women Won the Vote -Article

The author focuses on the activities of Americans Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, who first became involved in the British suffragette movement in 1909, gleaning valuable insights into the politics of protest. After returning to the U.S., they worked together to lobby for a constitutional amendment and organized the first Washington, D.C., suffragist parade, held on March 3, 1913. 

 

19th Ammenment

The amendment states: “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.”

 

BOOK

Elizabeth Leads the Way

From an early age, Elizabeth Cady Stanton knew that women were not given rights equal to men. But rather than accept her lesser status, Elizabeth went to college and later gathered other like-minded women to challenge the right to vote. This inspiring story is about an extraordinary woman who changed America forever because she wouldn't take no for an answer.

 

VOTING ADVOCACY IN YOUR COMMUNITY

LibGuide Author

Liliana Ramirez

Liliana Ramirez

 

LibGuide Contributor

Stephanie Garcia

Stephanie Garcia