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Narrator Stephen de Francesco provides a cool-toned, evenly-paced performance as he narrates this comprehensive account of the landmark suffragist trial before the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern District of New York in June 1873. Womens' rights advocate Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting in the 1872 presidential election, and at her trial, Supreme Court Associate Justice Ward Hunt refused to allow Anthony to testify on her own behalf, explicitly ordered the jury to give a guilty verdict, and read an opinion he had written before the trial had even begun. De Francesco's gravelly voice is serious and clear, and listeners will find this audiobook very informative and easy to digest.

Publisher's Summary

An account of the landmark suffragist trial before the U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern District of New York, at Canandaigua, in June 1873, that brought the cause of women's voting rights to the forefront of national attention in the United States.

A group of women led by preeminent abolitionist and woman's rights advocate Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), attempted to vote during the presidential election of 1872, claiming they were entitled to do so according to the Fourteenth Amendment. The presiding officials, Jones, Hall, and Marsh, decided by a majority to accept their ballots. The women were soon arrested for this act and indicted for "knowingly voting without having a lawful right to vote." The officials were also indicted.

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