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Displays featuring eBooks from UNO Libraries.

Centennial Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in the United States 

Women's march black and white photo 1913

On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, declaring for the first time that women, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote in the United States. It took relentless activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right. This display celebrates the sacrifices, dedication, and leadership of both white women and women of color to bring about a new way of thinking about what it meant to be a woman and a citizen of the United States.


This display supplements the 2020 Richard Dean Winchell Annual History Lecture: "When Women Won the Right to Vote: An American Fiction," presented by Dr. Lisa Tetrault of Carnegie Mellon University on Sept. 17, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. at the University of Nebraska Omaha.


In this display:

  • Catt, Carrie Chapman, and Nettie Rogers Shuler. Woman Suffrage and Politics : The Inner Story of the Suffrage Movement, Dover Publications, 2020.
  • Jefferson-Jenkins, Carolyn. The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters, ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2020.
  • Jad Adams. Women and the Vote : A World History. Vol. First edition, OUP Oxford, 2014.
  • Amendment XIX : Granting Women the Right to Vote, edited by Carrie Fredericks, Greenhaven Publishing LLC, 2009.
  • Poulson, Susan L.. Suffrage: the Epic Struggle for Women's Right to Vote, ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2019.
  • Women's Suffrage: the Complete Guide to the Nineteenth Amendment, edited by Tiffany K. Wayne, ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2020.
  • DuBois, Ellen Carol. Woman Suffrage and Women's Rights, New York University Press, 1998.
  • Metz, Lorijo. El Movimiento Por el Sufragio Femenino / the Women's Suffrage Movement, edited by Nathalie Beullens-Maoui, Rosen Publishing Group, 2013.
  • Boxer, Elisa. The Voice That Won the Vote : How One Woman's Words Made History, Sleeping Bear Press, 2020.
  • Florey, Kenneth. Women's Suffrage Memorabilia : An Illustrated Historical Study, McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers, 2013.
  • Bernard, Catherine. Sojourner Truth : Women's Rights Activist and Abolitionist, Enslow Publishing, LLC, 2016.
  • Baskes, Litwin, Laura. Susan B. Anthony : Social Reformer and Feminist, Enslow Publishing, LLC, 2016.
  • Isecke, Harriet. Women's Suffrage : Fighting for Women's Rights, Teacher Created Materials, Incorporated, 2011.
  • Barber, Lynn. Champions for Women's Rights : Matilda Joslyn Gage, Julia Ward Howe, Lucretia Mott, and Lucy Stone, Enslow Publishing, LLC, 2016.
  • Schuyler, Lorraine Gates. The Weight of Their Votes : Southern Women and Political Leverage in The 1920s, University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
  • Front Pages, Front Lines : Media and the Fight for Women's Suffrage, edited by Linda Steiner, et al., University of Illinois Press, 2020.
  • Stuhler, Barbara. For the Public Record : A Documentary History of the League of Women Voters, ABC-CLIO, 2000.
  • Bryan, Bethany. Great Exit Projects on the Women's Rights Movement, Rosen Publishing Group, 2019.
  • Sharer, Wendy B.. Vote and Voice : Women's Organizations and Political Literacy, 1915-1930, edited by Cheryl Glenn, and Shirley Wilson Logan, Southern Illinois University Press, 2007.
  • McConnaughy, Corrine M. The Woman Suffrage Movement in America : A Reassessment. Cambridge University Press, 2013.
  • Lee Ann Banaszak. Why Movements Succeed or Fail : Opportunity, Culture, and the Struggle for Woman Suffrage. Princeton University Press, 2001.
  • Holton, Sandra Stanley, and June Purvis. Votes For Women. Routledge, 2000.
  • Gordon, Ann D., and Bettye Collier-Thomas. African American Women and the Vote, 1837-1965. University of Massachusetts Press, 1997.
  • Judith Wellman. The Road to Seneca Falls : Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman’s Rights Convention. University of Illinois Press, 2004.
  • Sally McMillen. Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement. Oxford University Press, 2008.