|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage.|
|Title:||National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage broadsides|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
The National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage (NAOWS) formed in 1911 in New York in opposition to the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, which became the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that prohibited both state and federal government from denying any citizen the right to vote based on gender. NAOWS coordinated the anti-suffrage activities of individual state organizations and sent speakers, funds, and literature to campaigning states in order to educate the public in the belief that women were more useful to their communities without the right to vote. This organization was active until 1920, when the 19th Amendment was ratified.
This collection contains broadsides from the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage and their affiliated state organizations, including the Men's Anti-Ratification League of Montgomery, Alabama. These broadsides advertise their position against granting women the right to vote with excerpts from speeches and the writings of noted statesmen like Elihu Root and Thomas Nelson Page on the subjects of women's suffrage and racial equality.
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