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The First Wave

When I started this section nearly a year ago it was near to impossible to find books on the first wave of feminism that were in print or recent writings on this era:

"A lot of great titles about the First Wave are unfortunately out of print. Amazon will look for these books for you, or you can try out-of-print booksellers, and (of course) the library. Let's hope for some more modern interest in the women of this movement. It's frustrating to see the hundreds of new print books on "The Founding Fathers" of the U.S., but little or no new print books on the women who made sure that half the population was also allowed to participate as citizens."
But recently PBS aired a program, "Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony", and in returning to for links to the book I am delighted to report that there is a resurgence of info about the first wave of feminism. We all owe a great debt to all the women activists of this era who paved the way for the women's movement and who ensured that women too would see the benefits of Jacksonian democracy.


Book Cover Image Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
by Geoffrey Ward Martha Saxton, Ann D. Gordon, Ellen carol Dubois, Ken Burns

Book Cover Image Video also available:
VHS, Color, Closed-captioned, Box set, NTSC format (US and Canada only)

Book Cover Image The Elizabeth Cady Stanton-Susan B. Anthony Reader : Correspondence, Writings, Speeches
by Ellen Carol Dubois (Editor), Gerda Lerner


Book Cover Image The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony:
In the School of Anti-Slavery, 1840 to 1866 (Vol 1)

by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ann D. Gordon (Editor)


Book Cover Image Eighty Years and More : Reminiscences 1815-1897 (Hardcover) or (Paperback)
by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ellen Carol DuBois (Introduction)


Book Cover Image Failure Is Impossible : Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words
by Lynn Sherr

Other related titles:

America in the Time of Susan B. Anthony : The Story of Our Nation from Coast to Coast
by Sally Senzell Isaacs

Book Cover Image Great American Women's Speeches:
Lucretia Mott / Sojourner Truth / Ernestine Rose / Lucy Stone / Anthony Susan B. / Elizabeth Cady Stanton / Carrie Chapman Catt
(Audio Cassette Edition)

by Eileen Heckart (Reader), Claudia McNeil, Mildred Natwick, Sharon Donovan


Book Cover Image Woman Suffrage and Women's Rights
by Ellen Carol Dubois

Other related titles:

Feminism and Suffrage : The Emergence of an Independent Women's Movement in America, 1848-1869
by Ellen Carol Dubois

Book Cover Image Harriot Stanton Blatch and the Winning of Woman Suffrage
by Ellen Carol Dubois

Harriot Stanton Blatch (1856-1940), was the daughter of famous 19th century suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Other related titles:

The Suffragettes in Pictures
Diane Atkinson, Glenda Jackson

The Ideas of the Woman Suffrage Movement, 1890-1920
by Aileen S. Kraditor

One Woman One Vote : Rediscovering the Woman Suffrage Movement
by Marjorie Spruill Wheeler

Book Cover Image Susan B. Anthony Slept Here : A Guide to American Women's Monuments
by Lynn Sherr, Jurate Kazickas


Book Cover Image African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920 (Blacks in the Diaspora)
by Rosalyn Terborg-Penn

Other related titles

African American Women and the Vote, 1837-1965
Ann D. Gordon (Contributor), et al

Unequal Sisters : A Multicultural Reader in U.S. Women's History
by Vicki Ruiz (Editor), Ellen Carol Dubois (Editor)

Oops: Out of Print Books

Out of Print Books
Before the Suffragettes : Women's Emancipation in the 1890s
David Rubinstein

Crowned With Honor : Speeches and Trials of the British Militant Suffragettes, 1908-1912 Vol 1
Cheryl R. Jorgensen-Earp (Editor)

Emmeline Pankhurst (Profiles)
Linda Hoy

Emmeline and Her Daughters : The Pankhurst Suffragettes
Iris Noble

In letters of gold : the story of Sylvia Pankhurst and the East London Federation of the Suffragettes in Bow
Rosemary Taylor

The militant suffragettes
Antonia Raeburn

Suffragettes : A Story of Three Women
ertrude Colmore

Suffragettes international: the world-wide campaign for women's rights
Trevor Owen Lloyd

Susan B. Anthony : A Biography of a Singular Feminist
Kathleen Barry