top of page

Links on Suffrage

Authors/historians/writers on suffrage

Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, with extensive Women's Rights Collection, and issues of the Woman's Journal

Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States, with biographical sketch of Judith Winsor Smith

Boston Women's Heritage Trail, with walking tours of sites important to women's rights. A pioneering website, with lots of great information.

Website of Johanna Neuman, author of Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites who Fought for Women's Right to Vote (2017), and And Yet They Persisted: How American Women Won The Right To Vote (Dec. 2019)

Website of Brooke Kroeger, author of

The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote (2017)

Website 1 and website 2 of Barbara F. Berenson, author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers (2018)

Website of Susan Ware, author of

Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote (2019)

Website of Suffrage100MA, dedicated to commemorating the centennial of the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women suffrage

Excellent 19th Amendment Centennial film, by Suffrage100MA, August 2020, The Fight For Women's Suffrage: Looking Back, Marching Forward!, on YouTube

Women's Suffrage Tour of Plymouth, MA -- short video from Plymouth Antiquarian Society, 9/7/20

"Plymouth’s First Women Voters," great video tour by Dr. Anne Mason, Executive Director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, March 6, 2021, here. (Go down the page, wait for video to start, open in full screen if desired.)

Smithsonian Institution's Women's History Initiative, "Because of Her Story," here

Website of Tina Cassidy, author of Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson and the Fight for the Right to Vote (2019)

Website of Allison K. Lange, author of Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement (2020)

Brooke Kroeger, Susan Ware, and Johanna Neuman, “Role of Men in the Women's Suffrage Movement,” panel discussion, October 17, 2019, National Archives and Records Administration, C-SPAN

Christina Wolbrecht, “Women Voters, 1920-2016,” talk, January 30, 2020, Boston Athenaeum, C-SPAN

Library of Congress, so many great photos and collections, including women's suffrage, website

National Park Service, Women's History, with 19th Amendment coverage, here

National Park Service, Mapping Women's Suffrage in Boston, here

Suffrage Reading List, created by Eileen Sherman at the Boston Public Library. Includes some of the books listed elsewhere on this page.

Here is another suffrage reading list, from Suffrage100MA

A nice list of Suffrage Journals, from Woman Suffrage Memorabilia website

Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, with patial list of Massachusetts suffragists

Fascinating profiles of 75 major suffragists, from Women's Studies Database, National Women's History Project, University of Maryland

National Women's History Museum (with great copy of "Pennsylvania on the picket line" photo),  website

See also “How American Women Won the Right to Vote,” New York Times, August 16, 2020, Special Section (multiple articles).

"Women's Suffrage and Voting
Laws in Wyoming,"
a useful survey from Cloud Peak Law Group, P.C., about Wyoming's leading role in giving women the vote. Thanks to Margaret and Hailey Bowen for finding this resource.

bottom of page