Laws of Virginia with Regard to Women Contrasted with Laws Where Women Vote [Equal Suffrage League handbill]

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Title

Laws of Virginia with Regard to Women Contrasted with Laws Where Women Vote [Equal Suffrage League handbill]

Description

This sheet compares Virginia laws pertaining to women with those of states where female suffrage already had been approved. Arranged in two contrasting columns, the sheet presents twelve points and includes an Equal Suffrage League of Virginia enrollment form on the second page. Laws covered include those relating to property rights, inheritance, and parental guardianship.

The League was founded in 1909 and included prominent women such as Adèle Clark, Ellen Glasgow, Mary Johnston, Mary Munford, Nora Houston, and Lila Meade Valentine (the league’s first president). After a decade of failure to convince Virginia’s representatives that women should have the vote, the League switched focus to winning Congressional passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Creator

Equal Suffrage League of Virginia

Source

Rare Books, Call Number JK1901 .L42 1910z, Library of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Virginia Historical Society

Date

1910s

Contributor

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Virginia Historical Society

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NO COPYRIGHT – UNITED STATES

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Acknowledgement of the Virginia Historical Society as a source is requested.

Citation

Equal Suffrage League of Virginia, “Laws of Virginia with Regard to Women Contrasted with Laws Where Women Vote [Equal Suffrage League handbill],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed December 8, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/515.