• 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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  • The woman's protest against woman suffrage

    Tennessee Anti-Suffrage Association

    This undated petition urged the women of Tennessee to sign this petition "for the sake of your State and your sex" against the issue of "Votes-for-women." According to the petition, the great majority…

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  • Letter to Governor Albert H. Roberts from an anti-suffrage man

    An ardent anti-suffrage man named George, wrote this three-page letter, and addressed Governor Roberts as "brother." He wrote that woman suffrage propaganda was the "greatest menace to this Republic"…

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  • Letter from the Hon. S. C. Johnson to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Johnson, S. C

    In this letter, S. C. Johnson informed the governor as a long time Democrat, he drew the line at supporting any candidate who proposed "a law to degrade the womanhood of the South by ratifying the inf…

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  • Letter from Josephine A. Pearson to Tennessee citizens

    Pearson, Josephine A

    Writing as the president of the Southern Women's League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, Pearson encouraged Tennesseans to contact their legislators to state their belief that the…

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  • Suffragette, oh suffragette

    The lyrics of this song lament the changes wrought by women's suffrage. The suffragette is portrayed as being "trapped in the politician's net" for Carrie Catt and Alice Paul. Her pure thoughts and po…

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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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  • Resolution from Carroll County opposing the 19th Amendment

    This six-page resolution from Carroll County outlines in their strong opposition to the ratification of the 19th Amendment as "high handed and unwarranted action of the Tennessee legislature." It lays…

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  • Letter from Josephine A. Pearson to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Pearson, Josephine A

    Josephine A. Pearson, the president of the Tennessee State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, wrote to Governor Roberts after the passage of the equal suffrage bill in Tennessee which granted wome…

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