Klicktipp: The Empire Suffrage Syllabus on the history of women’s suffrage in the U.S. (Portal)

Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000

„Women and Social Movements“ is a resource of U.S. history and U.S. women’s history. The colletion is accessible for members. Read more … (Web)

The Empire Suffrage Syllabus (Web)

For the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution „Women and Social Movements“ published the „Empire Suffrage Syllabus“. This collection contains four modules as starter-kits, each providing conceptual questions, key themes, annotated secondary readings, suggested primary sources, and accompanying digital humanities resources to help to rethink U.S. women’s suffrage by foregrounding the framework of empire. The syllabus is available open access.

  • Module 1 | Women, Modern States, and Racial Empires

… introduces the imperial and revolutionary contexts for new ideas about race, gender, and political participation at the turn of the 19th century, setting the stage for the rise in the importance of voting. (Link)

  • Module 2 | Women’s Voting and U.S. Empire

… highlights women’s electoral participation as both agents and opponents of U.S. territorial expansion and colonial rule. (Link)

  • Module 3 | Women’s Anti-Imperialist Political Activism

… considers the transnational and grassroots activisms of colonized and women of color in the pursuit of liberation that has transcended both electoral politics and national sovereignty itself. (Link)

  • Module 4 | Who Ran, Why They Lost, Why They Won

… explores women who ran for the highest political office in the U.S., the barriers that impede their success, and women worldwide who have become heads of state. (Link)