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2007

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University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Civil Rights and Discrimination

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The Trial Of Susan B. Anthony For Illegal Voting, Douglas O. Linder Jan 2007

The Trial Of Susan B. Anthony For Illegal Voting, Douglas O. Linder

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More than any other woman of her generation, Susan B. Anthony saw that all of the legal disabilities faced by American women owed their existence to the simple fact that women lacked the vote. When Anthony, at age 32, attended her first woman's rights convention in Syracuse in 1852, she declared that the right which woman needed above every other, the one indeed which would secure to her all the others, was the right of suffrage. Anthony spent the next fifty-plus years of her life fighting for the right to vote. She would work tirelessly: giving speeches, petitioning Congress and …