English and American Literature

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Votes for Women!

Postcards documenting the activism and public perception of the Women's Suffrage movement are fun and fascinating documents to explore. Finding information on them will require that you look at a variety of different types of sources, including journal articles, book chapters, and historic newspapers. Based on your postcard, you may need to explore diverse topics pertaining to women's suffrage political action or iconography such as hunger strikes, civic housekeeping, or animal symbolism. This guide will help you find what  you need!

Finding Articles

These suggested databases are great places to start your research! A nice feature of these databases is the citation tool; the articles include information on how to properly cite the article in a variety of citation styles including Chicago and MLA.

Finding Books

Search the library catalog for print and eBooks. Above are some great places to start!

Historic Newspapers

Historic newspapers are a terrific resource to understand the contemporary context of events depicted in women's suffrage postcards. Search the Historic Baltimore Sun database and see what happened when the suffragists marched in the September 1914 Industrial Parade!