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Women's Suffrage in America, Updated Edition
  • Authored by: Elizabeth Frost-Knappman and Kathryn Cullen-DuPont
  • From the Series: Eyewitness History
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  • ISBN-10: 1438108885
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-0888-9
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 01/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 324.6
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 512

Summary

At the start of the 19th century, women had severely limited rights. They had no control of their earnings, could not divorce a husband, had no claim of property, could not speak at public meetings, and could not vote. The women's suffrage movement, a political campaign that sought to address these problems, began around 1800 and culminated in 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Led by women such as Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the members of this movement petitioned Congress, marched, and gave speeches in the face of public disapproval in an effort to achieve their goals.

Women's Suffrage in America, Updated Edition provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the women’s movement—diary entries, letters, speeches, and newspaper accounts—that illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them. Among the eyewitness testimonies included are those of Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott, Frederick Douglass, Helen Keller, and John Quincy Adams. In addition to firsthand accounts, each chapter provides an introductory essay and a chronology of events. Critical documents such as the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments at Seneca Falls, the Emancipation Address of the Women's National League, the Constitution of the National Loyal Woman Suffrage Association, and the 19th Amendment are paired with capsule biographies of more than 80 key figures, making this reference extremely engaging and easy to use.

This updated edition contains nearly 50 more pages of material and includes additions to each chronology section, new primary source quotations, and an expanded appendix. Women's Suffrage in America, Updated Edition provides new information about individual topics, including court cases and legislation, and more than 20 additional black-and-white photographs.

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"...truly worth the expense...Those with the earlier edition should purchase the updated one, as it has significant changes that increase the value of an already excellent resource."
Feminist Collections

"...this updated work remains a necessary addition to every high school collection."
School Library Journal

"...bound to be a favorite of history and women's studies professors...well-edited and substantially updated...recommended..."
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