Letter from Gertrude Weil
Opponents of women's suffrage, especially in the South, often argued that suffragists were of questionable character, that a Federal Amendment in favor of suffrage violated the principle of states' rights, and that women's suffrage would upset the delicate racial balance of the region. In this letter, Weil, as president of the Equal Suffrage Association of North Carolina, attempted to refute some of these arguments and to reinforce the morale of her supporters.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Letter from Gertrude Weil." (Viewed on October 20, 2014) <http://jwa.org/media/letter-from-gertrude-weil>.