Women's Suffrage Collection, Kentucky County Histories Added to the Libraries' Accessible Archives Subscription
University of Kentucky Libraries' has added two new resources to its Accessible Archives subscription.
The Women's Suffrage Collection covers 80 years of the struggle for equal voting rights for women that culminated in the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The coverage starts in 1840, at the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London, where abolitionists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott were refused seats on the floor by male abolitionists because of their gender, leading to the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention. Includes newspapers that had some overlap between the temperance and women's rights movements, as well as an anti-suffrage paper (The Lily 1849-1856, National Citizen and Ballot Box 1878-1881, The Revolution 1868-1872, The New Citizen 1909-1912, The Western Woman Voter 1911-1913, and The Remonstrance 1890-1913).
American County Histories: Kentucky's coverage includes local history, geology, geography, weather, transportation, all local participants in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, government, the medical and legal professions, churches and ministers, industry and manufacturing, banking and insurance, schools and teachers, noted celebrations, fire departments and associations, cemeteries, family histories, health and vital statistics, roads and bridges, and public officials and legislators. The University of Kentucky has access to the Kentucky County Histories only.
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