Call for Submissions: Articles Relating to Women’s Suffrage in Rhode Island

December 3, 2019

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment granting American women the right to vote, the Rhode Island Historical Society and the Newport Historical Society are planning to publish a special, combined issue of their respective peer-reviewed journals, Rhode Island History and Newport History, in the late fall of 2020.

We invite scholars and writers to submit articles for consideration, which will be subject to an anonymous peer-review process. Submissions must be related to the struggle for women’s suffrage in Rhode Island. Suggested topics for articles are leadership, tactics, the roles of African-American women’s clubs, working-class women, labor unions, and middle-class women’s organizations, the 1869 split in the nascent Rhode Island Woman’s Suffrage Association, the push for an amendment to the state constitution in 1887, the anti-women’s suffrage movement in the state, local efforts, the effect of the press, the actions of Rhode Island politicians in the state capital and in Washington, and efforts of college women in the early twentieth-century women’s suffrage movement in Rhode Island, among others. Any article that deals with a topic concerning the woman’s suffrage movement in Rhode Island is welcome. The deadline for submission is May 25, 2020.

Articles must draw on the author’s use of primary sources, and have ample citations. Papers should range between 5,000 – 10,000 words, and should follow the Chicago Manual of Style. For more information or questions on specific submission guidelines, contact Elizabeth C. Stevens, editor, Newport History, at

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