Synopsis by Steve Blackburn
It's mind-boggling, but women who wanted to vote were once labeled by psychologists as mentally ill. Indeed, women in the United States could not vote until 1919, after passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. As this documentary shows, pioneering women such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) and Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) fought for over five decades to extend the vote to women. This is the fifth installment in the 13-volume American Documents documentary series, which presents United States history in an entertaining, yet well-researched manner. American Documents, Vol. 5: How We Got the Vote is hosted by actress Jean Stapleton, best known for her role as the emotionally abused Edith Bunker in the sitcom All in the Family. Highlights of this program include archival photographs and newsreel footage.
newsreels, politician, suffrage, voting, women's-issues