Resources for High School Teachers

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19th Amendment
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‘The Revolution’ Newspaper
Anna Howard Shaw
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Temperance Movement

Shelf Browse
305.42 – suffrage movement
324 – political process
347.73 – U.S. Supreme Court decisions
920 – U.S. History
921 – biographies
973.56 – reform

Anthony, Susan and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. History of Woman Suffrage. Print or CD.
Archer, Jules. Breaking Barriers: The Feminist Revolution, from Susan B. Anthony to Margaret Sanger to Betty Friedan. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Viking, 1991. Print.
Ashby, Ruth, and Deborah G. Ohrn. Herstory : women who changed the world. New York: Viking, 1995. Print.
Barry, Kathleen. Susan B. Anthony: A Biography of a Singular Feminist. New York : Ballentine Books, 1988. Print.
Bausum, Ann. With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman’s Right to Vote. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2004
Coleman, Penny. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony; A Friendship That Changed the World. New York: Henry Holt and Co, 2011. Print.
Cooney, Robert. Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement. California: American Graphic Press, 2005. Print.
Cooper, Ilene. Susan B. Anthony. New York: Franklin Watts, 1984. Print.
Duster, Alfreda, ed. Crusade for Justice: Autobiography of Ida B. Wells. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1991. Print.
Giele, Janet. Two Paths to Women’s Equality: Temperance, Suffrage and the Origins of Modern Feminism. Social Movements Past and Present New York: Twayne Publishers, 1995. Print.
Gurko, Miriam. The Ladies of Seneca Falls: The Birth of the Women’s Rights Movement. Pantheon, 1987, Print.
Harrison & Gilbert, ed. Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court, part II. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Excellent Books, 1991. Print.
Hull, NEH. The Woman Who Dared to Vote: The Trial of Susan B. Anthony. USA: University Press of Kansas, 2012. Print.
Lutz, Alma. Susan B. Anthony: Rebel, Crusader, Humanitarian. Boston: Beacon Press, 1959. Print
Scherr, Lynn. Failure Is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words. Times Books, 1996, Print.
Scherr, Lynn. The Trial of Susan B. Anthony. Humanity Books, 2003. Print.
Wheeler, Marjorie ed. One Woman, One Vote. Oregon: New Sage Press, 1995. Print.

Rosenberg-Naparstock, Ruth. “Failure is Impossible: The Legacy of Susan B. Anthony” Rochester History. Fall 1995, Print.

Visual Resources
Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 5 min 2012
Iron Jawed Angels HBO 124 min 2004 (DVD, Netflix)
Not for Ourselves Alone PBS part I 92 min part II 97 min (VHS, DVD, Netflix, Sarfari Montage Streaming) 1999
One Woman, One Vote PBS American Experience 106 min 2006 (DVD, Netflix, Safari Montage Streaming)
Susan B. Anthony Mini BIO 2012 2 min
Susan B. Anthony: A Rebel for the Cause Biography A&E Biography50min 2005 (DVD, Netflix)
The Women’s Rights Movement, Part I. ABC News (VHS, Safari Montage Streaming)
*Safari Montage Streaming has a wide variety of primary footage of suffrage parades, NAWSA headquarters and other original suffrage events.

Seneca Falls The Distillers 3min 2010

Political Cartoons “suffrage cartoon” search terms “Age of Brass” “Age of Iron”
Womens’ Suffrage Historian Project
Google Image search for ‘Susan B. Anthony Political Cartoon’

Online Databases
EBSCO Host – “Anthony, Susan B.” (files will need to be sorted, includes Susan B. Anthony Group)
Facts on File, American History Online – “Susan B. Anthony” (biographies, events, primary sources, images and videos)
Gale Group – “Anthony, Susan B.” (articles)
Infotrac Newsstand – “Susan B. Anthony” or “Women’s Rights”
JSTOR – “Anthony, Susan B.”
Online Databases cont’d
Opposing Viewpoints – “Women’s Suffrage Movement” (reference, news articles, magazine articles, primary sources and audio files)
SIRS Researcher – “Women’s Rights”

Famous American Trials: The Trial of Susan B. Anthony 1873
Library of Congress, American Memory ‘women’s suffrage’ = 2335 hits ‘Susan B. Anthony’ = 653 hits Suffrage film, letters, pamphlets and other primary source materials
Making of America ‘Susan B. Anthony’
Susan B. Anthony Celebrating “A Heroic Life”
Susan B. Anthony Museum & House “Biography of Susan B. Anthony
Teaching with Documents: Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment National Archives

National Susan B. Anthony House and Museum Programs
Tour and Program: Change It! Shaping Women’s Rights in America
Using Susan B. Anthony and the 19th century women’s rights movement as a backdrop, students will learn about different methods of reform by touring her National Historic Landmark home and participating in an interactive, hands-on workshop. They will gain access to unique primary source materials, and then use these historical resources to help stage their very own mock demonstration. This workshop can be focused on women’s rights, contemporary American issues or contemporary global issues.


**Compiled by Candice Lucas, on behalf of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House



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