Resources for Middle School Teachers

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

Ashby, Ruth, and Deborah G. Ohrn. Herstory : women who changed the world. New York: Viking,1995. Print.
Connell, Kate. They shall be heard: Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Austin, Tex.: Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 1993. Print.
Cooper, Ilene. Susan B. Anthony. New York: F. Watts, 1984. Print.
Dolin, Arnold 1. Great American heroines. New York, Hart Pub. Co., 1960: 1960. Print.
Engel, Helen and Marilyn Smiley ed. Remarkable Women in New York State History. South Carolina: The History Press, 2013. Print.
Gurko, Miriam. The ladies of Seneca Falls: the birth of the woman’s rights movement. New York: Macmillan, 1974. Print.
Helmer, Diana S. Women suffragists. New York: Facts on File, 1998. Print.
Monroe, Judy. The Susan B. Anthony women’s voting rights trial : a headline court case. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2002. Print.
Scherr, Lynn. Failure Is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words. Times Books, 1996, Print.
Ward, Geoffrey C., Martha Saxton, and Ann D. Gordon. Not for ourselves alone: the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: an illustrated history. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1999. Print.
Wayne, Bennett. Women with a cause. Champaign, Ill.: Garrard Pub. Co., 1975. Print.
Weisberg, Barbara. Susan B. Anthony. Chelsea House Publications, 1989. Print.

Rosenberg-Naparstock, Ruth. “Failure is Impossible: The Legacy of Susan B. Anthony” Rochester History. Fall 1995, Print.
“Suffragists.” Kids Discover December 2004, Print.

Visual Resources
Great Americans for Children: Susan B. Anthony Schlessinger Media 24 min (Sarfari Montage Streaming) 2002
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 Biography 50min 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.

Political Cartoons “suffrage cartoon” search terms “Age of Brass” “Election Day”
Google Image search for ‘Susan B. Anthony Political Cartoon’

Online Databases
Facts on File: Issues and Controversies in American History – “women’s suffrage” (reference, support materials and articles)
Infotrac Gale NY Newspapers – ‘Anthony, Susan B.’ (newspaper articles)
Infotrac Gale Popular Culture – “women’s suffrage” (magazine articles and journal articles)
Infotrac Gale Popular Magazines – “Susan B. Anthony” (news articles, magazines, journals, books, audio files)
Infotrac Gale U.S. History Collection – “women’s suffrage” (articles, magazines, journals, books)
Infotrac Gale Virtual Reference Library – “Susan B. Anthony” (annotated reference articles with further reading links)
SIRS Discoverer – ‘Susan B. Anthony’ or ‘suffrage’ (articles, magazines, reference, visuals, websites)

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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