Two DVDs Celebrate Political History
These two DVDs highlight an important milestone in American history: the struggle for and achievement of the right of women to vote and to be full citizens in our democracy. It’s hard to believe today, but there were many (both men and women) who fought against women’s right to vote and felt that full female suffrage would destroy the family. Some of the old arguments sound amazingly contemporary today and provide a stimulating starting-point for discussion.
All of the DVDs are closed captioned (cc). The DVDs are available from the Her Own Words® catalog, PO Box 5264, Madison WI 53705-0264; phone 608-271-7083; fax 608-271-0209; email email@example.com.
Belle Case La Follette: 1859-1931
DVD (cc) 15 minutes, $19.95, order #2003; ISBN 978-1-60118-035-3.
Resource guide 114 pages, $19.95; order #2002; ISBN 978-1-60118-054-4.
The life of a leader in the suffrage, peace and progressive movements. "Recommended for women's studies collections." --Library Journal. Gold Medal, International Film and TV Festival of New York. Certificate of Commendation, American Association for State and Local History.
Votes For Women?! 1913 US Senate Testimony
DVD (cc)17 minutes, $19.95, order # 7003; ISBN 978-1-60118-036-0.
Resource guide 114 pages, $19.95 order #7002; ISBN 978-60118-056-X.
Kate Douglas Wiggin (author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm) argues against votes for women; Progressive and suffrage writer, speaker, and leader Belle Case La Follette testifies in favor. "A lead-in to the study of the Constitutional amendment process" --Library Journal. "A study in points of view; an excellent teaching tool." --Museumedia. "An interesting dramatization of one of the key issues in our nation's development; recommended." --Video Librarian. "Excellent resource guide" --Journal of American History. Write Women Back into History Award, National Women's History Project.