This article discusses the ways in which women in the mid-19th century, despite not being able to vote, were still able to participate in and influence politics. It specifically focuses on the Lincoln-Douglas race of 1860 and on the efforts of women on both sides in Illinois.
"Trembling for the Nation: Illinois Women and the Election of 1860,"
Constructing the Past:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/constructing/vol2/iss1/4