Senate Report: Memorial of C.E. McKay remonstrating against the right of suffrage being granted to women. 1870

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Title

Senate Report: Memorial of C.E. McKay remonstrating against the right of suffrage being granted to women. 1870

Description

Series: Mis. doc. (United States. Congress. House), 41st Congress, 2nd session, no. 48.

Charlotte McKay, a Civil War nurse, addresses several reasons against granting the right to vote to women, chief among them that it would put the safety of the republic in jeopardy due to an "increase of the intelligent and incompetent vote."

She also discusses the issue that granting the right to vote would be outside of woman's appropriate sphere and place an added burden to their daily responsibilities.

Date

1870-02-10

Subject

Anti-suffrage
Gender role
Social role
Women --Legal status, laws, etc.
Women --Suffrage --Massachusetts

Creator

McKay, C. E. (Charlotte Elizabeth)

Publisher

Washington, D.C. : Government Printing Office

Format

3 p.

Language

English

Identifier

ALMS.1870.04

Coverage

Washington, D.C.

Original Format

Congressional committee reports

Physical Dimensions

23 cm.

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