History Now 7 (Spring 2006)

Women's Suffrage

From the Editor

In this issue, HISTORY NOW looks at the efforts by women across two centuries to gain the right to vote and to enjoy equal opportunities within American society. The women’s rights movement, like the struggle by African Americans to gain their freedom and their civil rights, is one of most important reform efforts in our nation’s history. Bringing this story to the classroom allows us to raise vital questions with our students: how has the promise of the Declaration of Independence, that all men are created equal, been expanded and made...More »