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Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906) to Henry W. Blair

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03300 Author/Creator: Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 January 1888 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Suggests strategies by which Blair can work with other women's rights supporters to add woman's suffrage to a proposed 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Written on National Woman Suffrage Association letterhead. Blair was a United States Senator from New Hampshire.


Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Woman Author, Women's History, US Constitution, US Constitutional Amendment, Civil Rights, Government and Civics, Congress, Suffrage

Sub Era: The Gilded Age