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Civic Classics Collection

A special collection that supports ASU's mission of civic education

Civil Rights History and Activism

Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Seneca Falls Declaration (1848)
"Selections from the Woman's Rights Convention and Declaration of Sentiments Adopted at the Seneca Falls Convention." Published in The North Star, volume 1, number 33. Edited by Frederick Douglass and M. R. Delaney. Published in Rochester, New York on Friday, August 11, 1848.
Digital Surrogate from ASU's Rare Book and Manuscript Collection

North Star August 11, 1848 page 1

North Star August 11, 1848 page 2

North Star August 11, 1848 page 3

North Star August 11, 1848 page  4

The Seneca Falls Declaration or Declaration of Sentiments is one of the most important statements on behalf of women’s rights in American history. In its substance, there are . . . Continue reading
Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper's History fo Woman Suffrage (1902)
History of Woman Suffrage. Edited by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper. Published in Rochester, New York by Susan B. Anthony in 1902.
Contains a handwritten inscription from Susan B. Anthony to Miss Mariana T. Folsom, dated June 1, 1903.
The History of Woman Suffrage is an account of the efforts of members of the women’s rights movement in America to acquire for women the right to vote. The History as a whole is composed . . . Continue reading
Peter Matthiessen's Sal si puedes
Sal si puedes: Cesar Chavez and the New American Revolution. Written by Peter Matthiessen. Published in New York by Random House in 1969.
Contains a typed letter signed by Cesar E. Chavez, President, United Farm Workers of America to Russell Gibbons, U.S.W.A., dated February 9, 1974.
Sal Si Puedes is an account of the work of the great American social reformer Cesar Chavez. Chavez is best remembered for his work on behalf of migrant farmworkers. The book was written . . . Continue reading

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