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The Library of Congress has extensive and varied resources related to the campaign for woman suffrage in the United States; including, portraits, photographs of parades, picketing suffragists, and demonstrating anti-suffragists.
This video is of a Keynote presentation by the distinguished historian Linda Kerber. Dr. Kerber discusses gender and citizenship and how these ideas changed during and after the American Revolution.
This video is of a Keynote presentation by George Mason University historian Rosemarie Zagarri. Dr. Zagarri discusses citizenship and women's political roles in the time following the American Revolution.
This site consists of 167 books, pamphlets, handbooks, reports, speeches, and other artifacts totaling some 10,000 pages dealing with the suffrage movement in America. Carrie Chapman Catt, the Association’s longtime president, donated much of the larger collection.
Writings of three African American women of the 19th century are offered in this site. The documents offer insight into the lives of women living under slavery and during its aftermath in the South.
These documents relate to three American women of diverse backgrounds and political persuasions. Rose O’Neal Greenhow, a Confederate spy and Washington socialite; Sarah E. Thompson, who organized Union sympathizers near her home in Greenville, Tennessee; and 16-year-old Alice Williamson, a Gallatin, Tennessee, schoolgirl who kept a diary about the Union occupation of her town.
Users can access women’s rhetoric in the public realm from 1848 to the present is through this archive of over four hundred speeches by “influential, contemporary women,” including prominent female politicians and scientists, as well as popular culture figures.
The National Women’s History Project, founded in 1980, is a non-profit educational organization committed to recognizing and celebrating the diverse and significant historical accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs.
This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. Based out of Middle Tennessee State University.
This Center for History and New Media site provides an "online curriculum resource center to help high-school and college world history teachers and their students locate, analyze, and learn from primary sources dealing with women and gender in world history."
A Teaching With Documents page from the National Archives and Records Administration providing a lesson plan and activities for teaching the Women Suffrage Movement with primary sources.
From the Smithsonian Education office, this site includes a multitude of teaching resources on the experience of women in the United States. Each year, the website unveils materials adapted from various exhibits at the Smithsonian museums.
National Park Service interpreters, preservation professionals, and educators have created lessons that are free and ready for immediate classroom use. These lessons are based on significant women and the historic places they lived or worked in throught America..
This website guides users using primary sources and historical thinking skills to learn more about the lives of everyday people. The site focuses on the diary of a Martha Ballard--a New England midwife who kept increasingly detailed entries from January 1, 1785 to May 12, 1812. This is an excellent site for learning about women at the turn of the nineteenth century as well as for practicing historical thinking skills.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the First National Women’s Rights Convention, held in 1850 in Worcester, MA, this site provides an archive of documents relating to the convention, including 8 speeches, 15 newspaper accounts, 14 letters, and selected items from the proceedings. The site also has a teaching section with lesson plans and activity ideas.