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Teacher Resources

New Jersey Women's Suffrage

Burstyn, Joan, ed. Past and Promise of New Jersey Women. Syracuse University Press, 1997. Biographical encyclopedia of New Jersey women. Also includes general essays.

Gordon, Felice. After Winning: The Legacy of the New Jersey Suffragist, 1920-1947. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1986.

Karnoutsos, Carmelia Ascolese. New Jersey Women: A History of their Status, Roles and Images. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, Department of State, 1997.

Philbrook, Mary. "Women Suffrage in New Jersey Prior to 1807." New Jersey Historical Proceedings, 1939, Volume 57, 87-98. Excellent resource on early voting.

The Women's Project of New Jersey, Inc. Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women. Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1990.

Women's Suffrage

Kraditor, Aileen S. The Ideas of the Woman Suffrage Movement, 1890-1920. New York: Columbia University Press, 1965.

National American Woman Suffrage Association. Woman Suffrage, Arguments and Results. Washington, D.C. 1910.

Scott, Anne Firor and Andrew M. Scott. One Half the People: The Fight for Woman Suffrage. New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1975. A good selection of primary source materials

Stevens, Doris. Jailed for Freedom. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1920, reprinted by Books for Libraries, Freeport NY, 1971. Discusses the terrible conditions suffragists and others experienced in the jails. "...Includes New Jersey Women."

Ward, Geoffrey C. and Ken Burns. Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.

General Information on Women's History

Bernikow, Louise. The American Women's Almanac: An Inspiring and Irreverent Women's History. New York: Berkley Books, 1997.

Degler, Carl. At Odds: Women and the Family in American from the Revolution to the Present. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

Evans, Sara. Born of Liberty. New York: Macmillan, 1989.

Flexner, Eleanor. Century of Struggle. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1959. This is a classic.

Filene, Peter. Him/Her Self: Sex Roles in Modern America. New York: New American Library, 1976. Places suffragists' cause and "womanhood” in historical context.

Franzen, Monika and Nancy Ethiel. Make Way! 200 Years of American Women in Cartoons. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 1988. Contains entertaining and educational cartoons.

Giddings, Paula. When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America. New York Bantam Books, 1984. Examines national involvement of black women in suffrage movement.

Lerner, Gerda. Black Women in White America: A Documentary History. New York: Vintage Books, 1992.

Markey, Kevin. 100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century: Ladies Home Journal. Des Moines, Iowa: 1998.

Rowbotham, Sheila. A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the United States. New York: Penguin Books USA Inc., 1997.

Seager, Joni and Ann Olson. Women in the World: An International Atlas. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986. This is an excellent resource.

Thebaud, Francoise, ed. A History of Women in the West: Toward a Cultural Identity in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2000.

Web Sites

Vote for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921. Part of the Library of Congress American Memory Series. 167 books, pamphlets and other documents from the suffrage campaign. Includes bibliography and learning activities.

H-Women Women's history section of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online. Includes list serve, reviews, bibliographies, and syllabi.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1775-200. Half-available free. Co-published by the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender at SUNY Binghamton. Includes 1000 primary documents, interpretation, questions, links and images.


Evans, Sara M. Born for Liberty: A History of Women in America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.

Norton, Mary Beth and Ruth M. Alexander. Major Problems in American Women's History. Second Edition. Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath and Co., 1996.

Woloch, Nancy. Women and the American Experience. Third Edition. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2000.

Compiled and Published Bibliographies

New Jersey Women. 1770-1970: A Bibliography by Elizabeth Steiner-Scott and Elizabeth Pearce Wagle. Fairleigh Dickinson Press, 1978. (Published material before 1970. Includes many published primary sources.)