Women of the Suffrage Movement : Clinton Foundation

Women of the Suffrage Movement

The right to vote is something that American women today often take for granted. Yet generations of courageous women struggled over the course of decades to bring about a constitutional amendment granting woman suffrage. From its first stirrings before the Civil War to its final victory in 1920, suffrage was the largest reform movement in American history. The fight was led by impassioned leaders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, and carried out by millions of women who firmly believed in full citizenship for women and their inalienable right to participate in the democratic process. Women Who Dare: Women of the Suffrage Movement chronicles the history of the struggle, with all its political challenges and dramatic tensions, through engaging prose and dozens of historical photographs. The movement is further brought to life with five special profiles highlighting family ties and friendships among suffragists.


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