The cover of the programme for a procession of the National American Women's Suffrage Association, March 1913

The cover of the programme for a procession of the National American Women's Suffrage Association, March 1913

Slavery, Suffrage and the American Civil War

As calls for women’s suffrage gained momentum following the American Civil War, an uncomfortable racial fault-line began to emerge within the movement, argues Jad Adams.

‘The prolonged slavery of woman is the darkest page in human history…’

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