Votes for women! : American suffragists and the battle for the ballot / Winifred Conkling
- Conkling, Winifred
- Additional Titles:
- American suffragists and the battle for the ballot
- Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2018.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- "Oh, my daughter, I wish you were a boy!": before Seneca Falls -- "All men and women are created equal": Seneca Falls Convention, 1848 -- "The right is ours": creating a national suffrage movement -- "In thought and sympathy we were one": a feminist friendship -- "You must be true alike to the women and the Negroes": division in the suffrage movement -- "Madam, you are not a citizen": Victoria Woodhull speaks to Congress -- "I have been & gone & done it!!": Susan B. Anthony votes for president -- "We ask justice, we ask equality": forward step by step -- "Failure is impossible!": the next generation -- "Votes for women": the second wave of suffragists -- "How long must women wait for liberty?": parades and protests -- "Power belongs to good": the silent sentinels -- "This ordeal was the most terrible torture": hungering for justice -- "Don't forget to be a good boy": the battle for ratification -- In her own words : key primary sources. A vindication of the rights of woman (1792): Mary Wollstonecraft -- Letters on the equality of the sexes, and the condition of woman (1838): Sarah Grimke -- Declaration of sentiments (1848): Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- "Ain't I a woman?" (1851): Sojourner Truth -- Wedding vows of Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell (1855) -- "Are women persons?": Susan B. Anthony's address after her arrest for illegal voting (1873) -- Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1920) -- The suffrages sisters: a timeline.
- Relates the story of the 19th Amendment and the nearly eighty-year fight for voting rights for women, covering not only the suffragists' achievements and politics, but also the private journeys that led them to become women's champions.
"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."--Jacket.
- Women—Suffrage—United States—History—Juvenile literature
- Suffragists—United States—History—Juvenile literature
- Women's rights—United States—History—Juvenile literature
- Women—Suffrage—United States—History
- Suffragists—United States—History
- Women's rights—United States—History
- JUVENILE NONFICTION—Biography & Autobiography—Women
- JUVENILE NONFICTION—Girls & Women
- JUVENILE NONFICTION—United States—History—19th Century
- Women's rights
- United States
- 9781616207342 (hardcover)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-284) and index.
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