The term, suffragette was used for members of the feminist movement who sought the right to vote in the United States. This movement took place in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Women did not possess the same rights as men such as owning property and voting. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony stand out as leaders in the movement for women to vote. The 19th Amendment in 1920 finally gave women the right to vote. Refer to the Gale Virtual Reference Library database for background information on women's struggle to obtain the vote. It is interesting to compare various countries and when the vote was granted to women. Follow this link to the InfoPlease site to compare the U.S. with other countries.
Finding Books/eBooks and Articles
Search Primo, found on the Library's home page. (searches most of the Library's databases at once)
- How to Find a Book (includes directions for interlibrary loan, in case we don't have the book you want)
- How to Find an Article (includes directions for interlibrary loan, in case we don't have the article you want)
Here is a print encyclopedia found in reference:
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More Article Databases
Here you can find primary source documents and timelines. One of the ways you can browse is by movement, "Suffragist Movement."
It has full text articles from journals with some primary sources.
This is a multi-disciplinary database that offers the full text of journal, magazine and newspaper articles.
Some of these links provide access to primary source materials. These are eye witness accounts of what took place during a certain period in history. Here you may find diaries, newspaper articles, correspondence and various artifacts that will bring this period of history alive for you.
The Susan B. Anthony House which is located in Rochester, New York has as its mission to collect artifacts and research materials to make them available to all those interested. Susan B. Anthony was involved in th abolition and temperance movements. The site includes materials for teachers.
The National Women's History Museum collects the contributions of women in the various areas of economics, social sciences, education politics and more. There is a woman suffrage tour, lesson plans, biographies, and videos.
Provides access to over 650 digital collections of primary sources. Primary sources include photographs,diaries, correspondence, newspaper articles and artifacts all from the time period.
This provides primary source documents on woman suffrage and the 19th amendment.
The proprietor for this newspaper was Susan B. Anthony. It was devoted to articles on women's rights and the suffrage movement. The Revolution began publication in 1868 and ran until 1872.
This database focuses on primary sources for American history. You can also find the newspaper, The Revolution here.
Read about the day the deadly fire broke out in the Triangle Waist Factory in New York City on March 25, 1911.
Type Suffragist movement to read about its history.
This is an extensive online research collection documenting women's history in terms of working conditions and social issues. It includes books, trade catalogs, archives, magazines, photographs, and manuscripts.
You are required to cite the source of your information. This includes direct quotes, paraphrasing, referring to someone's original idea or coined expression. Use the "Cite" link in the right side bar in the databases. This will lead you to the citation of the book or article in the format that you choose, e.g., MLA or APA. It is suggested that you copy and paste the citation into a Word document. Here are links to citation tools:
D. Spanfelner, Ph.D. May 1, 2015; latest update D. Curtin 12/9/19