An Appeal to the Women of the United States by the National Women Suffrage and Educational Committee. Susan B. Anthony, Isabella B. Hooker, Paulina W. Davis, Mary B. Bowen, Ruth C. Denison, Josephing S. Griffing.
An Appeal to the Women of the United States by the National Women Suffrage and Educational Committee

An Appeal to the Women of the United States by the National Women Suffrage and Educational Committee

Hartford, CT: Case, Lockwood & Brainard, Printers, 1871.

4 pp. Self-wrappers. First edition. Fine. An announcement by famous feminist Susan B. Anthony and five other suffragettes of the formation of a National Woman Suffrage and Educational Committee, and their intent to pursue recognition of voting rights for women under the 14th and 15th amendments. These were recent amendments (around three and one years old, respectively) but this salvo relies on them heavily, as well as on a taxation-without-representation argument harking back to the origins of the republic. In 1875 the Supreme Court would close the door on this line of thinking and suffragettes would have to change strategies, but this leaflet proceeds all that; it's still heady with fresh ideas and a brand new organization appealing for funds and women's names for a pledge book compiled by the NWSEC Secretary. A rare document of a brief glimmer of optimism in what would be a long, hard slog-- the struggle for equal rights-- in excellent condition. Item #180814004

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