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Wisconsin Domesday Book, contents of,
Wisconsin legislature, Assembly Journal,
Wisconsin Monthly Magazine, first appears,
Wisconsin Phalanx, history of, 57–62.
Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, presi-
State Agricultural Society
Wisconsin State Bar Association Proceed-
Wisconsin State Historical Society, new
members, 109, 212, 325, 421; Land-
Wisconsin Traveling Library and Study
Wisconsin University. See University of
Wisconsin Woman's Suffrage Association,
organized, 14-15; dissolved, 3; at
"Wisconsin's First Literary Magazine," by
Wisner, Thomas J., editor, 341.
Wolf River, mouth of, 383, 388.
Wood, Caroline E., married, 290.
Woodworth, Mrs. Horace J., death of, 121.
Wright, Charles S., donates land to Racine
Wright, Edward M., West Point cadet, 234.
YALE College, graduates, 330, 334.
Young, Edward, publisher, 45-47; poet, 51.
ZOLLICOFFER, Gen. Felix K., Confederate
officer, 421; letters of, 422.
Zouaves, military company, 292; tactics in
WON THE BALLOT THEODORA W. YOUMANS
When the legislature of Wisconsin grasped the first available opportunity to ratify the amendment to the constitution of the United States abolishing sex as a qualification of voters, it closed a chapter of surpassing interest in the history of the state and ended a campaign which had continued actively for fifty years. The legislature passed a resolution ratifying the federal amendment on the morning of June 10, 1919. The Wisconsin Woman's Suffrage Association and its predecessor, The Woman Suffrage Association of the State of Wisconsin, which had led the movement since 1869, continued to function some months longer, in order to support, with money and influence, the efforts of the National American Woman Suffrage Association for the ratification of the amendment in other states. It formally dissolved, its work done, in March, 1920. The amendment was promulgated by the Secretary of State as the nineteenth amendment to the federal constitution in August, 1920, and Wisconsin women voted at the primary and general elections held a few weeks later.
Discussion of woman suffrage had begun in Wisconsin even before Wisconsin had achieved statehood. There has long been a tradition in the state that the first constitutional convention, called in the territory in 1846, seriously considered the enfranchisement of women. An examination of the debate on suffrage in this convention, however, precludes that view. that view. The enfranchisement of negroes and Indians and the naturalization of immigrants who were already swarming into the territory made one of the important problems of the convention and aroused vigorous debate. A Milwaukee member, James Magone, who had