National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage broadsides
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National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage broadsides

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage.
Title: National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage broadsides
Dates: 1917-1919
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1804

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Index Terms

Broadsides (notices)
Equality.
Men's Anti-Ratification League.
National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage.
Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922.
Root, Elihu, 1845-1937.
Women--Suffrage.

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Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.