Women secured the right to vote on this day in 1920. In celebration of the occasion, here are 5 books about women's suffrage.
"Women Who Dare: Women of the Suffrage Movement"
From the Women Who Dare series, this book walks through the history of the movement, with special attention paid to illustrating friendships and histories of the key players.
"With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Vote"
by Ann BausumNational Geographic Children's Books, 112 pages, $21.95
An excellent and educational book for younger readers, Bausum's book examines the various layers and angles of the movement, starting first by highlights the story's giants, then continues on to detail the events from 1906 to 1920 leading up to the right to vote.
"Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists"
By Jean H. BakerHill and Wang, 288 pages, $16
The condensed biographies of activists Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard and Alice Paul, the five women widely recognized for their essential efforts in the American suffrage movement.
"Century of Struggle: The Woman's Rights Movement in the United States"
By Eleanor Flexner and Ellen FitzpatrickBelknap Press, 432 pages, $26.50
The story of the suffrage movement in context of its role in American history and its future, rather than as a series of past events for a specific group.
"Feminism and Suffrage: The Emergence of an Independent Women's Movement in America, 1848-1869"
By Ellen Carol DuboisCornell University Press, 220 pages, $21.95
An newer edition featuring an update on the political landscape since "Feminism and Suffrage" was first published to include voting patterns of women.
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