Suffragist Sheet Music

An Illustrated Catalogue of Published Music Associated with the Women’s Rights and Suffrage Movement in America, 1795–1921, with Complete Lyrics


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About the Book

This is an exhaustive reference work of sheet music published in the United States from the late 18th century to the year after adoption of the 19th amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. In chronological order, the entries present bibliographic data (words by, music by, published in, published by, copyright, size, cover, inside, key, location) on each piece of music, a photographic depiction of the cover or first page (where available), and the complete lyrics for each piece. Included are early music of a rebellious nature, music surrounding the early woman’s rights conventions, and pro and anti woman’s rights and suffrage pieces from 1795 on; a limited number of entries on non–U.S. sheet music are presented also. General music about women, sentimental and love songs, and songs related to traditional roles and stereotypes have not been included.

About the Author(s)

Danny O. Crew has been collecting political memorabilia since 1975, specializing in political music. His personal collection exceeds 11,000 pieces. He has written a number of articles on the subject and has been featured on ABCs Good Morning America. He is also the author of Ku Klux Klan Sheet Music (2003) and Presidential Sheet Music (2001). He currently serves as City Manager for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Danny O. Crew
Foreword by Coline Jenkins-Sahlin
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 414
Bibliographic Info: 187 photos, appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2002
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1298-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0744-3
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—Library Journal; “untapped, charming subject…tells volumes about what was happening…wonderful…impressive array of songs”—Classic Images; “excellent…these songs don’t disappoint”—C&RL News.