Resister Leather Cuff
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Handmade in Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A.
- 8 X 1 1/3 inches
- One size fits most
A resister is one who resists, who stands firm against something. This cuff was crafted by hand especially for the National Archives Store. Made from recycled leather and hand-stamped antique silver plated flatware, it is unique, with charming imperfections adding to its appeal. Fastened with a single, sturdy snap, this piece is easy to secure, or dare we say, resistant to falling off.
In 1915, American women were pushing for equal rights, particularly the right to vote in national elections. They lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution. Finally, Congress passed on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment, which guarantees all American women the right to vote. The Nineteenth Amendment Joint Resolution of Congress and many other records related to women’s equal rights are preserved and protected in the National Archives.