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Suffrage in Pennsylvania


Note from the Editor
by Tamara Gaskell

Window on the Collections
by Eric Klinek

The Origins of Universal Suffrage: The Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776
by John Gilbert McCurdy

Free Men and "Freemen": Black Voting Rights in Pennsylvania, 1790-1870
by Julie Winch

A Citizen's, not a Woman's, Right: Carrie Burnham v. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court
by Tamara Gaskell

Teachers' Page: Pennsylvania Women and the Quest for Woman Suffrage
by Amy Jane Cohen

Teachers' Turn: Stretching Student Understanding
by Carl Ackerman

Legacies for Kids: Book Reviews
by Sarah Stippich

Granddaddy's Gift, by Margaree King Mitchell; illustrated by Larry Johnson
Created Equal: Women Campaign for the Right to Vote, 1840-1920, by Ann Rossi
Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Women's Rights, by Deborah Hopkinson; illustrated by Amy Bates
I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote, by Linda Arms White; illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
John Lewis in the Lead: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement, by Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson; illustrated by Benny Andrews
If You Lived When Women Won Their Rights, by Anne Kamma; illustrated by Pamela Johnson

Book and Website Reviews
by Eric Klinek

The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States, by Alexander Keyssar
Democracy for All: Restoring Immigrant Voting Rights in the United States, by Ron Hayduk
Alice Paul and the American Suffrage Campaign, by Katherine H. Adams and Michael L. Keene
The Two Reconstructions: The Struggle for Black Enfranchisement, by Richard M. Valelly
Leg@cies: Interesting Places to Explore on the Web

Food for Thought: The Civic Minded
by Judge Marjorie O. Rendell

Cover image: Pin for the 1915 Pennsylvania campaign for a state constitutional amendment for woman suffrage. Adopted and named by abolitionists as a symbol of freedom, the Liberty Bell has served as an icon of justice for oppressed groups everywhere. In 1915 women suffragists in Pennsylvania forged a replica of the bell, known as the Justice Bell, which toured Pennsylvania with its clapper chained to its side. The clapper would not ring until justice was achieved and women won the vote. Courtesy of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Collection, Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia.