National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), American organization created in 1890 by the merger of the two major rival women’s rights organizations—the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association—after 21 years of independent operation. NAWSA was.
The paper was largely financed by George Francis Train, a woman's suffrage advocate also noted for opposing suffrage for African Americans in the campaign in Kansas for women's suffrage (see American Equal Rights Association). Founded in 1869, before the split with the AERA, the paper was short-lived and died in May 1870.
The National American Woman Suffrage Association, not the National Woman's Party, was decisive in Wilson's conversion to the cause of the federal amendment because its approach mirrored his own conservative vision of the appropriate method of reform: win a broad consensus, develop a legitimate rationale, and make the issue politically valuable.
The National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, both founded in 1869, were the main suffrage organizations in the U.S. during the 19th century. They pursued the right to vote in different ways, but by 1890 it became necessary to combine efforts to keep the cause.
The two competing national suffrage organizations—the National Woman Suffrage Association and American Woman Suffrage Association—joined in 1890 to become the National American Woman Suffrage Associatin. Alice Stone Blackwell, the daughter of .