Item #4439 A Word to the Wise. Excerpts from a speech of Congressman Edward T. Taylor in the House of Representatives, April 24, 1912. Colorado Granted Full Suffrage to Women in 1893. Edward T. Taylor.

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Taylor, Edward T.

A Word to the Wise. Excerpts from a speech of Congressman Edward T. Taylor in the House of Representatives, April 24, 1912. Colorado Granted Full Suffrage to Women in 1893.

1 East 41st. St., New York: Empire State Campaign Committee, [ca. 1915]. Broadside, 1 printed sheet, 10” x 7”. CONDITION: Good, paper acidified, 2” thin tear on top right corner with no loss.

This broadside reprints selections of a pro-suffrage speech from Colorado Representative Edward T. Taylor to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1812. Taylor’s remarks, grounded in his own state’s experience with women’s suffrage (which was passed into law in 1893), attempts to reassure worried listeners about perceived ill consequences of granting women the right to vote. For instance, on the topic of whether “The Bad Women” might sway elections, Taylor states that “the good women ... out-vote the bad women 100 to 1.” He also makes the points that equal suffrage has not increased divorce; that husbands and wives do not necessarily vote alike since “women show great independence in voting”; and that corruption in politics has not increased following women’s suffrage. On the contrary, he attributes Colorado’s improved laws on education and child welfare to women’s ability to vote.

Item #4439

Price: $250.00

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