Planks from the Suffrage Platform as Stated by Mrs. C.C. Catt. WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE, CARRIE CHAPMAN CATT.

Planks from the Suffrage Platform as Stated by Mrs. C.C. Catt

Raleigh: Capital Printing Co., n.d. (but ca. 1920).

Broadside, 8.5 x 12 inches. Short closed tear at top edge, faint creasing at lower corners, but clean and bright overall; very good.

An anti-suffrage, anti-integration, anti-pacifism screed against Catt using her own words (lifted out of context) against her. The specter of women at the ballot box is only the harbinger of even greater horrors to come: the intermingling of the races; a "world-wide revolt" against recognized laws and customs; the "defamation" of flag and country; and the relegation of the Constitution to a mere torn-up "scrap of paper." Undated, but the latest excerpt cited is from the January 8, 1920 edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch; the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote, was ratified later that year.

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