• Anti-suffrage answers

    New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage

    Anti-suffrage talking points include the declaration "Government is MAN'S work." The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women the right to vote. When the Tennessee General Assembly passe…

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  • "The Red Behind the Yellow: Socialism in the Wake of Suffrage"

    An anti-suffrage pamphlet issued by the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage. It gives warning that socialists are behind the women's suffrage movement. The cover features an image of marche…

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  • The truth about wage-earning women

    National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage

    The Truth about wage-earning women? Anti-suffragists accuse the suffragists of stretching the truth about how the vote will empower female wage earners. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution gr…

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  • Why we oppose votes for women

    National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage

    This broadside outlines reasons why anti-suffragists opposed the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. They stated that the interests of women and men were generally the same, and that w…

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  • Press release on legal wrangling after ratification of the 19th Amendment

    National American Woman Suffrage Association

    This press release contains a 2-page statement by Carrie Chapman Catt about the machinations of the anti-suffragists to derail the ratification of the 19th Amendment by the Tennessee legislature. She…

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  • Bringing the victors home

    This article from The Woman Citizen describes the celebrations in Washington, D.C. and New York City that followed the ratification of the 19th Amendment. It contains quotations from various suffragis…

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  • Letter from Walter C. Childs to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Childs, Walter C

    Writing on behalf of the Man Suffrage Association from New York, Walter Childs expressed his hope that Governor Roberts to stand against pressure of suffragists and cowardly politicians to sway him fr…

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  • What`s the matter with Tennessee?

    A two page editorial in The Woman Citizen describing the constitutional situation in Tennessee which made calling a special session of the legislature to act on the ratification of the 19th Amendment…

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  • Government by injunction

    This editorial, from The Woman Citizen, describes the potential for abuse in the use of judicial injunctions. The author, listed only as A.S.B., claims that one "insignificant judge seeks to over-rule…

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  • With my compliments, madam

    This political cartoon shows Colonel Tennessee, hat held in one hand, offering a woman the ballot box with his other hand. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women the right to vote…

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  • "Votes for Women: A Symposium by Leading Thinkers of Colored America"

    A feature in the August 1915 issue of The Crisis, a monthly publication of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It includes various pieces written by intellectuals and leade…

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  • "Mother, Home, and Politic"

    A 1919 newspaper article about suffragist Anne Dallas Dudley having a fire engine named for her at the Waverly-Belmont Fire Station. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women the righ…

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  • "Diagram of Official New York Vote"

    Full title: "Diagram of Official New York Vote, Proving Woman Suffrage Carried by N.Y. City Converts to Socialism and that Majority of Democrats and Republicans, in City & State, Voted Against Suffrag…

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  • Letter from Carrie Chapman Catt to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947

    Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), wrote to Governor Roberts to assert that the organization will stand by and work with him in a straightforwa…

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  • Please!

    This political cartoon from the New York World shows a young woman suffragist asking Colonel Tennessee, the rustic older gentleman often used to represent Tennessee, for a special session of the Tenne…

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  • Telegram from Carrie Chapman Catt to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947

    Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Women's Suffrage Association, rejoiced that Governor Roberts called a special session of the Tennessee legislature to consider ratification of t…

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  • "Suffragists Desert Philanthropy Until They Can Vote"

    An anti-suffrage pamphlet issued by the New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage. It describes how many suffragists were discontinuing their contributions to other causes either to concent…

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  • Out of subjection into freedom

    Shuler, Marjorie

    This article describes the final phase of the struggle for women`s suffrage, outlining the unsuccessful injunction against ratification in Tennessee, as well as the celebration in Washington following…

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  • Letter from William W. Roberts to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Roberts, William W

    William Roberts wrote, as an "exiled Southerner" living in New York City, to Governor Roberts to express his opposition to "this proposed mischievous 19th Amendment." He asked why a southern state sho…

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