Women's Suffrage
The Complete Guide to the Nineteenth Amendment
by Tiffany K. Wayne, Editor
June 2020, 347pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, ABC-CLIO

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7198-6
$69, £54, 60€, A95
eBook Available: 978-1-4408-7199-3
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Suffrage, or the right to vote in political elections, was granted to American women just 100 years ago, more recently than World War I.

This is the "everything" women's suffrage and Nineteenth Amendment book, coming just as the country celebrates the centenary of the constitutional amendment that finally brought the vote to all American women.

Women’s Suffrage: The Complete Guide to the Nineteenth Amendment tells the dramatic story of American women’s long fight for the vote and passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. A veritable library on all things to do with suffrage and the Nineteenth Amendment, this reference tells the heroic stories of suffragists and brings to life the ideas and deeds of the organizations that made suffrage possible. Along the way, the book delves into less well-known stories, like the experiences of African American women during the fight for suffrage, the role of labor in the suffrage movement, and the special role of Western states in the fight for voting equality.

The material analyzes key moments in the suffrage fight. A comprehensive document section brings to life the arguments for and against suffrage. Included among many primary sources are Jane Addams’s provocative “If Men Were Seeking the Franchise” (1913), Carrie Chapman Catt’s “Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage” (1917), and many more speeches, laws, and documents of all types.


  • Primary sources that highlight the rhetoric of the women's suffrage movement and more
  • Bountiful biographies of the women most pertinent to the suffrage movement
  • Reference entries encompassing the diverse organizations involved in women's suffrage
Tiffany K. Wayne, PhD, is author of ABC-CLIO's American Women of Science since 1900, Greenwood's Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World: A Global Sourcebook and History, and Greenwood's Women's Roles in Nineteenth-Century America. She holds a doctorate in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
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