Author: McClellan, Angus
Title: Early Women's Rights Activists and the Meaning of the 14th Amendment
Publisher: SSRN, May 9, 2019
Angus McClellan, from Claremont Graduate University in California, posted a working paper(19 pages) on the arguments on constitutional originalism centered on the 14th Amendment in the 1860s and 1870s. It provides a good overview of the various women's rights activists such as the Grimke sisters, the Minors and Victoria Woodhull as they argued early in the ratification process that women's full citizenship was affirmed in this amendment - and thus included the right to vote.