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The Empire Suffrage Syllabus

Explore a freely available digital history project. It was created by editors from the UC Consortium for the Study of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality History in the Americas. It offers scholars and students tools for analyzing women’s suffrage beyond the continental U.S. It places the issue of gender and citizenship in the broader context of empire.

The 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is commonly described as the attainment of voting rights for women. It has sparked extensive conversation about how to commemorate and understand this historic milestone. The Empire Suffrage Syllabus makes critical interventions in these debates by placing gender and voting rights in the context of global empires.

From the Editors: “We offer four modules as starter-kits, each providing conceptual questions, key themes, annotated secondary readings, suggested primary sources, and accompanying digital humanities resources to help us rethink U.S. women’s suffrage by foregrounding the framework of empire. We believe that the Empire Suffrage Syllabus will help us collectively better understand the past and challenge us to consider our responsibilities for the present and the future.”