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We knew, of course, that we would all be convicted and sentenced for months, just as the hundred and more other women who had done this thing for suffrage. . The Workhouse It was about half past seven at night when we got to Occoquan workhouse. A woman was standing behind a desk when we were brought into this office, and there were six men also Mary A. Nolan, The Suffragist, December 1, 1917. 54 Historical Background on the Nineteenth Amendment in the room. Mrs. Lewis, who spoke for all of us, refused to talk to the woman—who, I learned, was Mrs.

Women Alone The girl of sixteen, thrown on the world to support herself, to make her own place in society, to resist the temptations that surround her and maintain a spotless integrity, must do all this by native force or superior education. She does not acquire this power by being trained to trust others and distrust herself. If she wearies of the struggle, finding it hard work to swim upstream, and allows herself to drift with the current, she will find plenty of company, but not one to share her misery in the hour of her deepest humiliation.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 2006. All rights reserved. org. 32 Historical Background on the Nineteenth Amendment Mary E. Johnson, a black woman, casts a vote at the polls in Louisiana in 1962. AP Images. “This text has been suppressed due to author restrictions” 33 “This text has been suppressed due to author restrictions” 34 “This text has been suppressed due to author restrictions” 35 “This text has been suppressed due to author restrictions” 36 “This text has been suppressed due to author restrictions” 37 “This text has been suppressed due to author restrictions” 38 “This text has been suppressed due to author restrictions” 39 The Resignation of a Legend Elizabeth Cady Stanton The following selection presents in full “The Solitude of Self,” the speech that Elizabeth Cady Stanton delivered in January 1892 upon her resignation as president of the National Woman Suffrage Association.

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