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A brief summary of women's suffrage legislation in the U.S. and abroad, 1907

Woman’s suffrage


The author of this brief pamphlet, Olympia Brown (1835-1926), was the first woman to enter the clergy of any American church and a lifelong suffrage advocate. She was a close associate of Susan B. Anthony, and lived in Wisconsin from 1878 to 1914. In the introduction, Brown says that she compiled these excerpts in order to educate legislators about the history of women's suffrage before they had to vote on a Wisconsin suffrage bill. In just 33 pages, she concisely reviews laws that had granted women limited rights to vote in 12 U.S. states and abroad, and summarizes the effects of that legislation. The booklet was published by the Wisconsin Woman's Suffrage Association. 

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Related Topics: The Progressive Era
The Woman's Suffrage Movement
Progressivism and the Wisconsin Idea
Creator: Brown, Olympia, 1835-1926.
Pub Data: Racine, Wis.: Wisconsin Woman’s Suffrage Association, 1907. From a copy in the Wisconsin Historical Society Library Rare Book Collection, Call Number: 95- 2468
Citation: Brown, Olympia. Woman's Suffrage (Racine, Wis.: Wisconsin Woman’s Suffrage Association, 1907). Online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1740 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1740; Visited on: 4/23/2014
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