History of Woman Suffrage

Laura DeForce Gordon

Laura DeForce Gordon

History of Woman Suffrage – Volume III has been digitized is  available free of charge in perpetuity to all Accessible Archives subscription and permanent access customers and guests.  Edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage, this history of the women’s suffrage movement, primarily in the United States, is a major source for primary documentation about the women’s suffrage movement from its beginnings through the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which enfranchised women in the U.S. in 1920.

A compilation of first person accounts, History of Woman Suffrage has been described as “the fundamental primary source for the women’s suffrage campaign” and “the major, if not the definitive, collection of primary source materials on the nineteenth-century movement.

This is the third free book from Accessible Archives, the first being Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, written by Sarah H. Bradford, mounted in 2013.  It covers the life of the African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy from before the American Civil War until her death in 2013. The second book, Twelve Years A Slave, is Solomon Northup’s first-hand account of how fugitive slave laws that allowed African Americans who could not prove their free status to be taken into slavery affected his own life.

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