100 Years of Women's Suffrage!

The 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in the US is coming up! On June 4, 1919, the House and Senate passed the 19th amendment and sent the resolution along to the states to be ratified. The amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920. We have tons of great titles to help you celebrate and learn more about this massive landmark in American history!

Suffragette

DVD MOVIE DRAMA Suffragette
Drama

Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life.

Votes for women! : American suffragists and the battle for the ballot

Winifred Conkling

324.623 /Conkling
History

Relates the story of the 19th Amendment and the nearly eighty-year fight for voting rights for women, covering not only the suffragists' achievements and politics, but also the private journeys that led them to become women's champions.

Roses and radicals : the epic story of how American women won the right to vote

Susan Zimet

j324.6 Zimet
History

"A history of the women's movement and the fight to ratify the 19th Amendment-giving women the right to vote in 1920"--

Sojourner Truth

Norman L. (Norman Lee) Macht

jBIOGRAPHY Truth, Sojourner
Early Readers

A biography of the former slave who became an outspoken antislavery and women's rights activist in the United States.

What 80 Million Women Want

STREAMING VIDEO KANOPY

The women's suffrage movement inspired this silent film classic that includes appearances by equal rights crusaders Emmeline Pankhurst and Harriet Stanton Blatch. As politicos work to deny women the right to vote, a young lawyer tells his activist girlfriend of the corruption within the government that actively seeks to ensure that her voice is never heard.

Perfect 36 : when women won the vote.

STREAMING VIDEO KANOPY

Of all the battles waged on Nashville's doorstep, the final throes for the passage of the 19th Amendment were among the most heated, controversial and colorful. In July of 1920, all eyes were on the Tennessee capital as anti- and pro-suffragists each fought for their vision of a socially evolving United States. PERFECT 36: WHEN WOMEN WON THE VOTE chronicles the dramatic vote to ratify this amendment, and the years of debate about women's suffrage that preceded it.

I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote

STREAMING VIDEO KANOPY

This is the true story of Esther Morris, who started out life believing she could do anything, and then proved it, by building her own business, raising a family in the Wild West, working to get women the vote for the first time, AND becoming the first female judge and the first woman in the US to hold a political office!

Emmeline Pankhurst

Lisbeth Kaiser

jBIOGRAPHY Pankhurst, Emmeline
Picture Books

"Emmeline Pankhurst fought for women to get the vote, and inspired other women to demonstrate, go on hunger strikes, and protest for the cause. This inspiring and informative biography comes with extra facts about Emmeline's life at the back"--Amazon

Bold & brave : ten heroes who won women the right to vote

Kirsten Gillibrand

j324.6 Gillibrand
Picture Books

Profiles ten women who fought hard to gain the right to vote in the United States, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and Inez Milholland.

The woman's hour : the great fight to win the vote

Elaine F. Weiss

324.623 /Weiss
History

"The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history. Nashville, August 1920. The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, granting all women the vote, is on the verge of ratification--or defeat. Out of the thirty-six states needed, thirty-five have approved it, and one last state is still in play--Tennessee. After a seven-decade crusade to win the ballot, this is the moment of truth for the suffragists, and Nashville becomes a frenzied battleground as the enormous forces allied for and against women's suffrage make their last stand. Elaine Weiss artfully recasts the saga of women's quest for the vote by focusing on the campaign's last six weeks, when it all came down to one ambivalent state. The dauntless--but divided--suffragists confront the 'Antis'--women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing suffrage will bring about the moral collapse of the nation. With the 1920 elections looming, the Suffs are also opposed by wary politicians, corporate lobbyists, and blatant racists who don't want black women voting. In the steaming corridors of Nashville's state house and hotels, they stage a vicious face-off replete with dirty tricks, betrayals and bribes, bourbon, bigotry, and the Bible, and at the last moment, a crucial vote of conscience. [This book] has all the color and drama of a great political novel, but Weiss also shows how the core themes of American history--race, class, money, gender, states' rights, power, and democracy--all came into play in Nashville. Rich with vivid characters--and appearances by Susan B. Anthony, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Eleanor Roosevelt--The Woman's Hour shows what it took for activists to win their own freedom and how close they came to losing. Unfolding in the lingering shadow of the Civil War, and in the aftermath of the war to 'make the world safe for democracy,' the drama in Nashville also marks the dawning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights."

Women's suffrage

Nancy Ohlin

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Early Chapter Books

"When people think about the women's suffrage movement, things like voting rights and protests may come to mind. But what was the movement all about, and what social change did it bring? Find out interesting, little-known facts such as how the suffragists were the first people to ever picket the White House and how the nineteenth amendment granting women the right to vote passed by only one vote when a legislator changed his vote to "yes" after receiving a letter from his mother telling him to "do the right thing.""--

Alice Paul : equality for women

Christine A. Lunardini

324.623092 /Paul
History

"Alice Paul: Equality for Women shows the dominant and unwavering role Paul played in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, granting the vote to American women. The dramatic details of Paul's imprisonment and solitary confinement, hunger strike, and force-feeding at the hands of the U.S. government illustrate her fierce devotion to the cause she spent her life promoting. Placed in the context of the first half of the twentieth century, Paul's story also touches on issues of progressivism and labor reform, race and class, World War I patriotism and America's emerging role as a global power, women's activism in the political sphere, and the global struggle for women's rights."--Book cover [p. 4]

Suffrage sisters : the fight for liberty

Maggie Mead

j812 Mead
Early Readers

Dramatizes the lives of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Alice Paul, three women who fought for women's suffrage in the United States.

The women's suffrage movement

RECEIVED
History

"Comprised of historical texts spanning two centuries with commentary on each period by the editor, this book covers the major issues and figures involved in the women's suffrage movement with a special focus on diversity, incorporating race, class, and gender. The writings of such figures as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony are featured alongside accounts of Native American women and African American suffragists such as Sarah Mapps Douglas and Harriet Purvis"--

Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

DVD 305.4209 Not
Documentary

Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up to the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868. Part 2 spans the period from 1868 to the passage in 1919 of the 19th amendment to the Constitution which gave women the vote.

Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton : early suffragists

Melissa Carosella

eAUDIO

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony worked hard to fight for equal rights of women. This encouraging biography details the lives and accomplishments of two of the most well-known women of the Suffrage Movement. Featuring captivating images, stunning facts, and an accessible glossary and index, readers will be enthralled and engaged from cover to cover as they learn about these incredible reformers!

Elizabeth Cady Stanton : an American life

Lori D Ginzberg

BIOGRAPHY Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
Biographies

In this subtly crafted biography, the historian Lori D. Ginzberg narrates the life of a woman of great charm, enormous appetite, and extraordinary intellectual gifts who turned the limitations placed on women like herself into a universal philosophy of equal rights.