Accessible Archives Gifts Customers with History of Woman Suffrage

In Honor of Women’s History Month

History of Woman Suffrage has been digitized as a high quality eBook and is now available free of charge in perpetuity to all Accessible Archives subscription and permanent access customers.  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 eBook 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 eBook, 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.

History of Woman Suffrage is the latest addition to Accessible Archives’ rich collection of Women’s History databases:

Godey’s Lady’s Book 1830-1898

In addition to extensive fashion descriptions and plates, early issues included biographical sketches, articles about mineralogy, handcrafts, female costume, the dance, equestrienne procedures, health and hygiene, recipes and remedies and the like. Gradually the periodical matured into an important literary magazine containing extensive book reviews, and works by Poe, Hawthorne, Longfellow and many other celebrated 19th century authors. Godey’s Lady’s Book also was a vast reservoir of handsome illustrations, and this database contains all the color plates.

The Lily 1849-1856

This first newspaper for women was issued from 1849 until 1853 under the editorship of Amelia Bloomer (1818-1894). Published in Seneca Falls, New York and priced at 50 cents a year, the newspaper began as a temperance journal but began to include articles about other subjects of interest to women, such as temperance, child-bearing and education. Eventually it turned to the issue of women’s rights, writing about laws unfair to women and demanding change

National Citizen and Ballot Box 1876-1881

This monthly journal, owned and edited by Matilda Joslyn Gage, helped lead and publicize the suffrage movement in the United States. Her intentions for the paper stated: “Its especial object will be to secure national protection to women citizens in the exercise of their rights to vote…it will oppose Class Legislation of whatever form…Women of every class, condition, rank and name will find this paper their friend.” Each edition included regular columns about prominent women in history and female inventors.

The Revolution 1868-1872

A weekly women’s rights newspaper, this was the official publication of the National Woman Suffrage AssociationThe Revolution confronted subjects not discussed in most mainstream publications of the time including sex education, rape, domestic violence, divorce, prostitution and reproductive rights, and was instrumental in attracting working-class women to the movement by devoting columns to concerns such as unionization and discrimination against female workers.

Complete information about these and our other collections may be found on our website: www.accessible-archives.com

Sale Pricing for these four databases is available through May 31, 2014. Please contact our exclusive sales agent, Unlimited Priorities.

Iris L. Hanney, President
Unlimited Priorities LLC®

All images included in blog posts are from either Accessible Archives collections or out of copyright public sources unless otherwise noted. Common sources include the Library of Congress, The Flickr Commons, Wikimedia Commons, and other public archives.

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