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Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906) An appeal to the women of the United States by the National Woman Suffrage and Educational Committee

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08999 Author/Creator: Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Pamphlet Date: 1871 Pagination: 4 p. ; 24.5 x 15 cm. Order a Copy

Urges women to demand equal rights for themselves, including the franchise, argues that the Constitution gaurantees equal rights to women, and offers a "Decleration and Pledge" for supporters of women's suffrage. Letter also states ways in which women should fight for the vote. Says the National Woman Suffrage and Educational Committee has been set up to coordinate these efforts, and makes an appeal for donations. Published by Case, Lockwood & Brainard. Written by the Committee of the National Woman Suffrage and Educational Committee, with Isabella Beecher Hooker as President, and also consisting of Susan B. Anthony, Jospephine S. Griffing, Mary B. Bowen, Paulina Wright Davis and Ruth Carr Denison.

Isabella Beecher Hooker was a major advocate for women's suffrage, and a member of the prominent Beecher family.

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