Celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment with this special book focused on the fight for women’s rights. Developed in collaboration with the National Park Service, Women Making History contains 13 new essays offering fresh insights on the complex history of the women’s suffrage movement and the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Illustrated with archival images that bring the past to life, the book also features a detailed timeline of events leading up to ratification. The 19th Amendment’s legislation passed the US Senate on June 4th, 1919, but an amendment to the constitution only becomes law if it was ratified by three-quarters of the total United States. Therefore, suffragists needed to campaign for 36 states to vote to ratify the amendment. Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment and it was certified into law by the US Secretary of State on August 26, 1920. This book examines the important contributions of a diverse range of suffragists, from the famous to the lesser known and also provides a list of National Park Service sites with interpretive and historic connections to women’s suffrage and the 19th Amendment. Add it to your collection today.
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