A Vote for Women: Celebrating the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the 19th Amendment charts the history of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.S., the fight for the vote, and some of the advances that have resulted from that victory. This fully illustrated and beautifully designed hardback book brings together key stories from the fields of equality and women’s rights. It also offers an insight into Congress and U.S. government departments, exploring current activities and initiatives, and the contributions they have made in shaping the U.S. of today. A Vote for Women features editorial contributions from academics, government agencies, charities, corporations, and other organizations, alongside archival photography that vividly brings the battle for the ballot to life.
August 2020 marked the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which provided a constitutional right to vote by prohibiting voter discrimination against women. A Vote for Women has been produced to celebrate this major milestone and is a joint venture between the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative (WVCI) – an organization created to share information and stimulate activities around the country to mark this historic anniversary – and St James’s House. The book is being promoted as part of WVCI’s ongoing celebration of centennial activities around the country, which have been extended into 2021 due to the impact of Covid-19 and the desire to bring the 100th anniversary story to as wide an audience as possible.
Nancy Tate, Co-Chair of WVCI with Krysta Jones, said:
“WVCI serves as a central information-sharing entity for activities around the country that commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the long struggle that produced it. St James’s House has beautifully combined the work of many contributors into a keepsake book that celebrates both the centennial and the contributions made by many women over the last 100 years.”