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Topics in Chronicling America - Susan B. Anthony

“No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent,” declared Susan B. Anthony, renowned American social reformer and suffragist. Alongside close friend and partner Elizabeth Stanton, Susan B. Anthony campaigned for women’s rights in the United States. The Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote, is popularly known as the Anthony Amendment. She also became the first non-fictitious woman to appear on U.S. currency when her portrait appeared on the 1979 dollar coin. Read more about it!

The information and sample article links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in the Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers digital collection (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/). Use the Suggested Search Terms and Dates to explore this topic further in Chronicling America.


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Important Dates:

  • February 25, 1883, Susan B. Anthony plans a sojourn to Great Britain and France.
  • January 25, 1885. Susan B. Anthony reprimands Howard University President at close of church service.
  • January 15, 1893. Ms. Anthony commemorated at National American Women’s Suffrage Association annual meeting.
  • April 1894. Susan B. Anthony explains how she paid back a $10,000 debt by entering the challenging lecture circuit.
  • July 27, 1905. Ms. Anthony is critical of Los Angeles library board replacing a woman employee with an unproven male for a higher salary.
  • March 13, 1906. Susan B. Anthony, long-time head of woman’s suffrage movement dies at age eighty-seven, fourteen years before passage of the of the Nineteenth Amendment.
  • Sept. 4, 1920. Story in Dearborn newspaper attributes passage of women’s suffrage amendment to Quaker women: Susan B. Anthony and Alice Paul.

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  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Susan B. Anthony, Susan Brownell Anthony, Susan Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, woman suffrage, women’s rights, suffrage.

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