High School Unit II

Lesson B: Suggested Links & Resources


Three lessons on NEH's EdSitement website provide engaging ways to explore the nineteenth-century woman's rights movement. Each includes excellent primary sources and additional links.

Women's History Workshop's electronic classroom includes eight units, including one on newspaper accounts of the nineteenth-century woman's movement.


Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and the Politics of Antislavery, by Dorothy Sterling (W. W. Norton & Co., 1992).

Century of Struggle: The Woman's Rights Movement in the United States, by Eleanor Flexner and Ellen Fitzpatrick (Harvard University Press, 1975).

Concise History of Woman Suffrage, by Mari Jo and Paul Buhle (University of Illinois Press, 1978).

Feminism and Suffrage: The Emergence of an Independent Women's Movement in America, 1848-1869, by Ellen Carol DuBois (Cornell University Press, 1999).

The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Women's Rights and Abolition, by Gerda Lerner (Houghton Mifflin, 1967; University of North Carolina, 2006).

Lucy Stone: Speaking Out for Equality, by Andrea Moore Kerr (Rutgers University Press, 1992).

Political Woman: Florence Luscomb and the Legacy of Radical Reform, by Sharon Hartman Strom (Temple University Press, 2001).


Website for PBS documentary "Not for Ourselves Alone"

Timeline of "One Hundred Years Toward Suffrage" on American Memory website at the Library of Congress

"Votes for Women" on American Memory website at the Library of Congress

Women's History Workshop website, developed by teachers for teachers, includes primary source documents and a variety of other resources.

The Life and Trial of Susan B. Anthony


Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, by Ken Burns and Paul Barners, 1999. Can be viewed online.

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