Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Wilson Warren

Second Advisor

Dr. Sally Hadden

Third Advisor

Dr. Mitch Kachun


Woman's suffrage movement, textbooks, history

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The narrative of the woman’s suffrage movement in high school history textbooks varies from textbook to textbook and over time. Textbooks include different information, people, events, and interpretations of events. They employ different word choices and pictures. By using comparative analyzation of numerous popular high school textbooks, the pressure exerted by external economic, social, and political forces on the historical narrative can be seen. Studying the historical narrative in this way trains students to be discerning learners of history and equips them not only to recognize the bias in any historical narrative, but also to be able to analyze how historical narratives display biases.