War Messages to The American People: Why Men Need Equal Suffrage for Women

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Title

War Messages to The American People: Why Men Need Equal Suffrage for Women

Description

"War Messages to The American People: Why Men Need Equal Suffrage for Women" is a booklet written by A. Caswell Ellis and details four key points regarding why American men need equal suffrage for women. According to Ellis, "First, the men of this nation must grant equal suffrage to women fully, freely and cheerfully at once, in order to square their nation's acts with its declarations...Second, we need woman's suffrage to protect us and our government from our own one-sided masculine view of life...Third, men need to grant to women the privileges and duties of citizenship in order to strengthen the weakening family bond and enrich and eleveate the home life for themselves and their children...Fourth, and most far reaching of all, man must grant equal suffrage to woman in order to refine his own sense of justice which is inevitably dulled by the continued toleration of any acts of injustice."

Creator

Ellis, A. Caswell

Source

M 9 Box 48, Adèle Goodman Clark papers, 1849-1978, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Publisher

National Woman Suffrage Publishing Co., Inc.

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested.

Notes

Learn more: 
National Woman Suffrage Association, Social Welfare History Project
Women's Suffrage: The Movement, Social Welfare History Project

Citation

Ellis, A. Caswell, “War Messages to The American People: Why Men Need Equal Suffrage for Women,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed March 4, 2021, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/134.