• 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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  • "Woman Suffrage: A Menace to the South"

    Lockwood, George R

    An anti-suffrage pamphlet written by George R. Lockwood, of St. Louis, Mo., that argues against the legislation as a violation of state's rights and a threat to white supremacy. The 19th Amendment to…

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  • "How Suffrage Pickets Were Suppressed by Real Men"

    A broadside issued by the Republican Section of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage that suggests supporting suffrage betrays a man's masculinity and ruins political candidates' electio…

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  • "Mrs. Catt and Woman-Suffrage Leaders Repudiate the Bible"

    This pamphlet contains two articles by J. C. McQuiddy, editor of the Gospel Advocate, criticizing women's suffrage from a religious perspective. The first article specifically references The Woman's B…

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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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  • "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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Home!

    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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  • "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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  • 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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  • "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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  • "Cardinal Gibbons Says Women Should Keep from the Polls"

    A broadside issued by the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage on March 11, 1920. It features articles and addresses regarding the views of Cardinals James Gibbons and William Henry O'Connel…

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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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