Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot

For nearly 150 years, American women did not have the right to vote. On August 18, 1920, they won that right, when the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified at last. To achieve that victory, some of the fiercest, most passionate women in history marched, protested, and sometimes even broke the law--for more than eight decades.
From Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who founded the suffrage movement at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, to Sojourner Truth and her famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech, to Alice Paul, arrested and force-fed in prison, this is the story of the American women's suffrage movement and the private lives that fueled its leaders' dedication. Votes for Women! explores suffragists' often powerful, sometimes difficult relationship with the intersecting temperance and abolition campaigns, and includes an unflinching look at some of the uglier moments in women's fight for the vote.
By turns illuminating, harrowing, and empowering, Votes for Women! paints a vibrant picture of the women whose tireless battle still inspires political, human rights, and social justice activism.
"Lively . . . Defiant . . . Pulling back the curtain on 100 years of struggle . . . The women who shaped the American narrative come to life with refreshing attention to detail."--The New York Times Book Review
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    • ISBN-13
      9781616209889
    • Weight
      0.6 lbs
    • ISBN-10
      1616209887
    • Item #
      63499
  • Category
    Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Age Group
    15 and UP
  • Grade Level
    9+
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Theme 1
    Biography & Autobiography
  • Theme 2
    History
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Social Activists
  • Awards
  • Author
    Conkling, Winifred
  • Lexile Level
    1100
  • AR Level
    8.5
  • Dewey
    324.623973
  • Publisher
    WORKMAN PUBLISHING COMPANY
  • Publication Date
    1/7/2020
  • Pages
    320
  • Dimensions
    0.7 H × 9 L × 6.1 W
  • Case Qty
    30

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