Suffrage Resource List

Suffrage book listRatified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote.

Celebrate a century of suffrage with these resources, chosen by our librarians.

Nonfiction Books

The Woman's Hour by Elaine Weiss

Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote by Ellen Carol DuBois

Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America by Faye Dudden

1920: The Year That Made the Decade Roar by Eric Burns

Lucretia Mott's Heresy: Abolition and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America by Carol Faulkner

Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote by Susan Ware

The Scarlett Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age by Myra MacPherson

Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation by Cokie Roberts

Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women's Right to Vote by Johanna Neuman

Fiction Books

A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano

On Account of Conspicuous Women by Dawn Shamp

Seneca Falls Historical Mysteries Series by Miriam Grace Monfredo

Documentary DVDs

How Southern Women Won The Vote

One Woman, One Vote

Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

Streaming Video

Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote

What 80 Million Women Want

Around America to Win the Vote

Recommended Online Resources

Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection - Women's Suffrage Collection

2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative 

Visit Knoxville 

American Women's History Initiative: Because of Her Story