Mabel Raef Putnam decribes the passage of the nation's first bill of rights for women in 1921
The winning of the first bill of rights for American women
Mabel Raef Putnam wrote this summary of events leading up to the passage of the nation's first equal rights bill for women in 1921. After the passage of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote, the National Woman's Party shifted its focus toward the removal of all forms of legal discrimination against women. The Wisconsin chapter of the party began lobbying the state legislature for passage of an equal rights bill and in 1921, Governor Blaine signed the bill of rights for women into law.
The Progressive Era|
The Woman's Suffrage Movement
|Creator: ||Putnam, Mabel Raef
|Pub Data: ||Milwaukee, Wis.: F. Putnam, 1924. Harvard University Library.
|Citation: ||Putnam, Mabel Raef. The winning of the first bill of rights for American women. (Milwaukee, Wis.: F. Putnam, 1924). Harvard University Library.
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