• 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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  • Woman`s protest against woman suffrage

    Tennessee Anti-Suffrage Association

    This typed petition, stamped by the Tennessee Anti-Suffrage Association, enumerates the reasons for their opposition to women`s suffrage. Stating their resentment at having "Votes for Women" thrust up…

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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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  • "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. Guilford Dudley, President Nashville Equal Suffrage League

    Turney, John E., Mrs

    A photograph of suffragist Anne Dallas Dudley with her children as published in Mrs. John E. Turney's 1912 "Illustrated Sketches of Tennessee Women." The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution grant…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • "When Women Get Their Rights"

    A political cartoon by T. E. Powers published in the Commercial Appeal on February 25, 1908. It bears the caption 'A Political Parade - Not Yet, but Soon' and features women marching with signs such a…

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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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  • Anne Dallas Dudley

    Anne Dallas Dudley was a national and state leader in the fight for women's suffrage who worked tirelessly to secure the ratification of the 19th Amendment in Tennessee. She was from a prominent Nashv…

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  • Suffragettes and suffragettism

    Lyon, A. A

    Written by a Nashville physician and suffrage opponent after the National American Woman Suffrage Association met in Nashville in 1914, this anti-suffrage pamphlet contains Lyon`s opinions of the suff…

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  • Southern chivalry isn't what it used to be

    McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949

    In this political cartoon, an elegantly dressed Colonel Tennessee offers a chair (suffrage ratification) to an young woman representing woman suffrage. He pulls the chair from under her as she sits, a…

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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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  • Where there's a will, there's a way

    Armelee

    This political cartoon shows Colonel Tennessee leaping over a wooden fence (constitutional technicalities) to come to the aid of a young woman (suffrage) stranded on a rock (35th state) while attempti…

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  • And they got away with it for centuries

    Kirschbaum, Dick

    An American woman holding an infant and wearing a sash that reads "The Vote" stands upon a pedestal. A sweating politician, his hands dirty from bribery and corruption beneath the pedestal, points to…

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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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  • Where three's a crowd

    The suffragists schmooze the General Assembly, represented by a flustered Colonel Tennessee, while the scandalized anti-suffragists watch. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women 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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