Today in Legal History: 19th Amendment Ratified

On August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified, granting women the right to vote. The effort to achieve this milestone involved decades of struggle and protest. Women suffrage supporters in the mid-19th century lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and protested to change the Constitution. In 1878, the amendment was first introduced to Congress, and it would take the tireless efforts of women suffrage supporters several more decades to see the amendment ratified.

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New HeinOnline Database: Women and the Law (Peggy)

HeinOnlineHeinOnline is famous for its comprehensive access to law review articles, but there are many other great databases it features. “Women and the Law (Peggy)” was recently added to HeinOnline. It may be an especially useful resource if you take a course in jurisprudence.

Notable works include:

  • The 6-Volume work History of Women Suffrage (1881-1922) by Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Matilda Joslyn Gage, leaders of the National Woman Suffrage Association
  • The 7-Volume work Women in the World Today; International Report (1963) by Willard W. Wirtz & Esther Peterson

Here is the description HeinOnline provides: “Women and the Law (Peggy) is a collection that brings together books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the law. This unique collection of materials provides a convenient platform for users to research the progression of women’s roles and rights in society over the past 200 years. Also included are more than 70 titles from Emory University Law School’s Feminism and Legal Theory Project which provide a platform to view the effect of law and culture on the female gender.”

Here are the topics it covers:

  • Abortion
  • Famous Women – Biography
  • Feminism and Legal Theory Project
  • Legal Rights & Suffrage
  • Periodicals
  • Women & Education
  • Women & Employment
  • Women & Society
  • Scholarly Articles
  • Bibliography of Other Works