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[Women's Suffrage]: [Taylor, Edward T.]
A WORD TO THE WISE. EXCERPTS FROM SPEECH OF CONGRESSMAN EDWARD T. TAYLOR IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, APRIL 24, 1912. COLORADO GRANTED FULL SUFFRAGE TO WOMEN IN 1893 [caption title]
New York: Empire State Campaign Committee, 1912. Broadside, 10 x 7 inches. A few tiny chips, fairly even tanning. Very good. A rare women's suffrage broadside containing portions of a speech given by Colorado Congressman Edward T. Taylor in support of the suffrage movement. Taylor provides answers to several issues raised by critics of women's suffrage, informed by his long experience with the issue in Colorado, where women won the right to vote in 1893. Taylor provides statistics on the number of women voters, allays fears against criminals and "bad women" voting ("there is not more than one immoral woman to every 200 good women...the bad women rarely vote and their influence is negligible"), refutes the claims that women's suffrage causes divorce or corruption, and enumerates the positives that have resulted from women's suffrage - "One hundred and fifty laws have been enacted, primarily through the influence of the women in Colorado from 1895 to 1912, chiefly concerning the rights of women, and the welfare of children." Taylor concludes by stating that in his thirty-one years in Colorado that "I can honestly and conscientiously say that I do not know of any bad effects whatever that woman suffrage has had in the state of Colorado, and I do know of enough good that they have accomplished to fill volumes." The Empire State Campaign Committee was a coalition of suffragist organizations brought together by Carrie Chapman Catt. The participating organizations included the Women's Suffrage Party, the Women's Suffrage Association, the Women's Political Union and other alli … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company [United States]
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