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Introduction - Books   Page 1, 2

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     The first two books, listed on the previous page, are written from the perspective of the National Woman’s Party, and the next four present the point of view of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). The seventh book is the autobiography of Mary Church Terrell, who was active in NAWSA and the first president of the National Association of Colored Women. The autobiography of Ida B. Wells relates the story of the founder of the Alpha Suffrage Club, a black women’s organization focused on suffrage. These books are incredibly valuable in describing key figures, documenting important dates, and supplying details not reported in The New York Times.


     However, the authors from the National Woman’s Party do not recognize the contributions of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and NAWSA's authors do not acknowledge the role of the National Woman’s Party. The New York Times reported on the activities of both women’s organizations. And, so this compilation of articles, editorials, and letters to the editor from the period, in combination with the books written at the time, provides a more complete perspective of the suffrage movement.


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