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Woman Suffrage

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6m043j1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1

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Title Woman Suffrage
Description imprisoned for polygamy. Only two states in the United States gave women the right to vote. Colorado and Wyoming. If Utah's new constitution allowed Woman Suffrage, would this weaken the opportunity for statehood? Sham battles developed all over the state to try to resolve the issue. What would be the outcome? A Constitutional Convention opened on March 4, 1895, and the political rights of women became the most bitterly fought issue. The most eloquent orators that the delegates could muster took a stand in the political arena. The nation's leading advocate of woman suffrage, Susan B. Anthony, wrote to the Woman's Suffrage Association of Utah saying, "I hope and trust that your men in Constitutional Convention, will, like the noble men of Wyoming, ordain equality to her women." Utah's Suffrage Association was well organized. Dr. Ellen B. Fergusen of Salt Lake was the president. Emmeline B. Wells was editor of the Woman's Exponent, an unofficial journal fighting for women's rights. Nineteen of Utah's twenty-seven counties had suffrage organizations, including Sanpete. They all did their work well. 'The hour has struck." said Orson F. Whitney. "Now is the time to wipe off past prejudice and the bonds that have hithertofore enthralled women, and to open the doors that will usher her into free and full emancipation." The Tribune presented an article under the heading, "God Bless the Ladies." A Mr. Kiesel and Mr. Mackintosh (non-Mormons) agreed that women were as intelligent as men, in fact better, but are ruled by "Their sympathies, impulses and religious convictions-that they had an absorbing affection and pious devotion, that disqualified them in thinking on practical matters." Another speaker, defending the rights of women, said. "Millions of ignorant slaves and thousands of uninformed foreigners are admitted yearly. Most of our women are native bom. many are property owners and well educated, so why hesitate to grant our wives, mothers and sisters suffrage?" Franklin S. Richards said that a vote of women was the next 16
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326788
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326788