• 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 anti-suffrage ideal

    In this broadside, the anti-suffragists proclaimed that they sought to separate women from the grunge of politics and advance the ideals of patriotism, morality and Americanism. The 19th Amendment to…

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  • Statements in official history of woman suffrage

    Callaway, James

    Anti-suffrage activists created this broadside from an article by James Callaway printed in the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph to defend to the reputation of General Robert E. Lee, and to demonstrate the malic…

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  • Broadside advertising an anti-women's suffrage event at the Ryman

    Broadside advertising a mass meeting at the Ryman to "Save the South" from the Susan B. Anthony amendment and federal suffrage force bills. It advertises that Oscar Underwood, Ruffin Pleasant, E. B. S…

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  • Negro woman`s resolutions for enforcement of federal suffrage amendments

    This two-sided broadside, compiled by the Southern Women`s League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, presents race-based arguments against the ratification of the 19th Amendment. One…

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  • Federal suffrage amendment will never be ratified if the people of Tennessee guard their rights

    This broadside proclaims that the 19th Amendment will never be ratified if Tennesseans guard their rights. It emphatically states that the Tennessee constitution probihits the ratification of any fede…

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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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    Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women

    Jilted for the vote? The anti-suffragists predicted the demise of marriage and motherhood if women were given the right to vote. Here, a man returns home to find his two daughters deserted by their mo…

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  • The truth about the Negro problem

    Southern Women`s League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment

    This broadside, published by anti-suffrage forces in Nashville during the struggle for the ratification of the 19th Amendment, details racial reasons for their opposition to women`s suffrage. It claim…

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  • Beware! The Negro and the new social order

    This broadside, published by some unattributed opponent of women`s suffrage, warns Southern men of the threat to states` rights if women attain the right to vote. It states that woman suffrage will re…

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  • Lest we forget (broadside)

    The broadside highlights the positions espoused by President Woodrow Wilson and the Democratic and Republican parties on the women's suffrage issue. The primary theme is that suffrage for women should…

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  • Majorities win at the polls

    Anti-suffrage broadside with an image of three African American women and text asking,"How many of these will your county and state produce, under federal suffrage?" The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Co…

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  • Declaration of principles of the Southern Women's League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment

    The Southern Women's League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment issued this declaration of principles. Principle No. 4 has obvious racial overtones as it asserts the continuation of An…

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  • Men! Are you politically a 'subject sex'?

    Based on an editorial from the New York World, this anti-suffrage handbill exclaims that half the country is already corrupted by some form of "harem government, or those which allow women to vote. Th…

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  • Questions for Mrs. Catt

    Southern Women`s League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment

    This two-sided broadside contains the reprint, originally published in both the Nashville Banner and the Chattanooga Times, of an editorial and an article attacking Carrie Chapman Catt. One side conta…

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  • Can anybody terrorize Tennessee manhood?

    In this broadside, the Southern Women's League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment counseled Tennessee legislators to do their "duty." The League accused suffragists of unfairly pressu…

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  • America when feminized

    Southern Women`s League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment

    This humorous anti-suffrage broadside makes claims such as "a vote for federal suffrage is a vote for female nagging forever." Women's suffrage would masculinize women and feminize men, leading to a c…

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