LWVMA recommended books on suffrage, history of the LWV and women’s rights for adults, children and teens. For a more complete list of children’s books compiled by the Northampton league, see our list (menu bar: 100th anniversary).
Books recommended by the Northampton 100th Anniversary Book Group
African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote 1850-1920, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, 1998. One copy in C/W MARS libraries. Available in paperback $20
Fighting Chance – The Struggle Over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America, Faye Dudden, 2011, 9 copies in C/W MARS libraries Available in paperback $33
Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement ,Barbara F. Berenson, 2018, 19 copies in C/W MARS libraries available $30
Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol, Nell Irvin Painter, 1996 48 copies in C/W MARS libraries
The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, Elaine Weiss, 2019, 66 copies in C/W MARS libraries. Available in Penguin paperback $18. This was the Book Group selection in October 2019, which focuses on the struggle to get Tennessee, the last state needed, to ratify the 19th amendment.
The Women’s Suffrage Movement, Sally Roesch Wagner, editor, 2019, 20 copies in C/W MARS libraries. Available in paperback $18
Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote , Susan Ware, 2019, 18 copies in C/W MARS libraries. Available in hardcover $27