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First Wave Feminism 1848-1920 Women's Right to Vote

It all began with the Seneca Falls Convention - the idea that women should be granted the right to vote. Envisioning a future in which gender equity would be a reality, these forward-thinking women established the foundation from which all other subsequent feminists movements have arisen.

From Seneca Falls to the Nineteenth Amendment: 1848-1920
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony are most commonly associated with women's suffrage. Yet so many other women dedicated themselves to securing women's right to vote as part of a movement that fought for decades.

Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention - 1848
Seneca Falls 1848 saw the first meeting of women and a few men to call for rights for women. The meeting is often seen as the kick-off of the women's rights movement -- the first wave of feminism.

Biographies of Suffragists - First Wave Feminist Biographies
Included are key biographies of women who worked for women's right to vote. Although the media (especially in Britain) called these women "suffragettes," the historically correct term is "suffragists." And though the struggle for the right of women to vote is referred to as "women's suffrage," at the time the cause was called "woman suffrage."

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