Monday, 18 January 2016

Women's Suffrage Collection

This webpage is a collection of documents from the Women's Suffrage campaign, including the likes of timelines, biographies, and official letters sent during the movement, with over 65,000 documents.

These can easily be linked to Cullen and Truslow Adams and the idea of the American Dream, as we can see through numerous sources, the fight that women fought to have richer, fuller lives, rather than be restricted by laws and cultural restrictions. This is key, especially as Truslow notes that the American Dream is "a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position." In this, we see him address women, and argue that gender and other circumstances should be dismissed when a person tries to reach their full potential, a point shared by the women who fought for rights during the campaign.

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