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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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08999 Author/Creator: Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Pamphlets Date: 1871 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: 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.

People: Anthony, Susan Brownell, 1820-1906.
Hooker, Isabella Beecher, 1822-1907.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Woman Author, Women's History, Suffrage, Reform Movement, US Constitution, Civil Rights

Sub Era: Reconstruction