Resources and Recommended Reading


Videos and Movies:

  • Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony, PBS
  • American Experience: One Woman, One Vote  PBS
  • We Were Arrested of Course!  EPH Productions,  (1995)
  • Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice , PBS
  • Alice Paul:  Crusader for Freedom, PBS
  • Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
  • Suffregette (2015)

History Reading:

  • Jean H. Baker,  Sisters: The Lives of America’s Suffragists , 2005
  • Sidney Bland, “New Life in an Old Movement: Alice Paul and the Great Suffrage Parade of 1913 in Washington, D.C.” Records of the Columbia Historical Society  48(1971-1972).
  • Eleanor Clift,  Founding Sisters & The Nineteenth Amendment , 2003.
  • Robert P.J. Cooney, Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Women’s Suffrage Movement, 2005.
  • Ellen Carol DuBois, Woman Suffrage and Women’s Rights, 1998.
  • Inez Irwin Gillmore,The Story of Alice Paul & the National Woman’s Party , 1977.
  • Jessica Jenkins, Exploring Women’s Suffrage Through 50 Treasures,   April 2020.
  • Joan Marie Johnson, Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy and The Women’s Movement, 2017.
  • Katherine Adams & Michael Keene, Alice Paul & The American Suffrage Campaign, 2008.
  • Aileen Kraditor,  The Ideas of the Woman Suffrage Movement, 1890-1920 , 1981.
  • Linda Ford, Iron-Jawed Angels. The Suffrage Militancy of the National Woman’s Party, 1912-1920, 1991.
  • Brooke Kroeger, The Sufragents: How Women Used Men to get the Vote,  2017.
  • William & Mary Lavender, “Suffragists’ Storm Over Washington,” American History (October, 2003),   pp. 31-35, 76, 78.
  • Kate Clarke Lemay,, Votes for Women: A Portrait in Persistence,  2019.
  • Linda Lumsden, Inez: The Life and Times of Inez Milholland, (2004).
  • Christine Lunardini, From Equal Suffrage to Equal Rights: Alice Paul & the National Woman’s Party, 1910-1928,  1988; and Alice Paul:  Equality for Women (Lives of American Women), 2012
  • Minna Morse, “Some otherwise respectable women picketed the White House for Suffrage back in 1917-and became Jailbirds,”  Smithsonian  23(March, 1993).
  • Doris Stevens,Jailed for Freedom: American Women Win the Vote, 1920.
  • Roselyn Terborg-Penn,  African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920, 1998.
  • Mary Walton, A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul & The Battle for the Ballot, (2010)
  • J.D. Zahniser and Amelia R. Fry, Alice Paul, Claiming Power.  Oxford University Press, 2014

Virginia Women’s Suffrage Resources:

  • Sarah Hunter Graham, “Women’s Suffrage in Virginia: The Equal Suffrage League &
  • Pressure Group Politics, 1909-1920,” Virginia Magazine of History & Biography 101(April, 1993).
  • Suzanne Lebsock, Women’s Suffrage & White Supremacy: A Virginia Case Study, 1993.
  • Jennifer Davis McDaid, “All Kinds of Revolutionaries: Pauline Adams, Jessie Townsend & The    Norfolk
  • Equal Suffrage League,”  Virginia Cavalcade  49(Spring, 2000).
  • Sandra Giora Treadway, “A Most Brilliant Woman: Ann Whitehead Bodeker and the
  • First Women’s Suffrage Association in Virginia,” Virginia Cavalcade   43(Spring, 1994).

Library Links:

Reading for Young Readers:

  • Bausman, Ann. With Courage and Cloth: Winning The Fight for a Woman’s Right toVote, 2004.
  • Connell, Kate.   They Shall Be Heard: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth CadyStanton,    1993.
  • Corbin, Carole Lynne. The Right to Vote, 1985.
  • Faber, Doris. Petticoat Politics: How American Women Won the Right to Vote, 1967.
  • Fradin, Dennis B.  Voting & Elections, 1985.
  • Fritz, Jean. You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton?, 1999.
  • Frost-Knappman, Elizabeth & Kathryn Cullen Dupont. Woman’s Suffrage in America, 2004.
  • Gillibrand, Kirsten and Maira Kalman, Bold & Brave: 10 Heroes Who Won Women the Right To Vote, 2018
  • Jacobs, William Jay. Mother, Aunt Susan and Me: The First Fight for Women’s Rights, 1979.
  • Johnston, Norma. Remember the Ladies: The  First Women’s Rights Convention, 1995.
  • Kamma, Anne.  If You Lived When Women Won Their Rights, 2008.
  • Karr, Kathleen.  Mama Went to Jail for the Vote, 2005.
  • Levin, Pamela.  Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Women’s Rights, 1993.
  • MacBain-Stephens, Jennifer. Woman’s Suffrage: Giving the Right to Vote to All Americans, 2000.
  • McCully, Emily Arnold.  The Ballot Box Battle, 1996.
  • Raum, Elizabeth. American Lives: Alice Paul, 2004.
  • Robbins, Dean and Nancy Zhang, Miss Paul and The President, 2016
  • Rudolph Murphy, Claire and Stacey Schuett, Marching With Aunt Susan , 2017.
  • Ruth, Janice & Evelyn Sinclair.  Women Who Dare: Women of the Suffrage Movement, 2006.
  • Sagan, Miriam.  Women’s Suffrage, 1995.
  • Sullivan, George. The Day Women Got the Vote: A Photo History of the Women’s Rights Movement, 1994.
  • Van Meter, Larry. Women Win the Vote: The Hard Fought Battle for Woman’s Suffrage, 2009.

Online Resources for Young Viewers:

  • Alice Paul’s Fight for Suffrage.”   May, 2005.
  • Wilmore, Kathy. “Alice Paul: We Want the Vote.” March, 1994.



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