The riveting story of the brave and passionate women (and men) who risked everything to gain the women's right to vote and change history in America.
"Women's rights are human rights." The words are relevant today, but they could just as easily have been used by Elizabeth Cady Stanton at Seneca Falls in 1848. Or Susan B. Anthony when she was arrested for voting in 1872. Or Alice Paul when she was imprisoned and tortured for peacefully protesting outside of the White House in 1917.
The story of women's suffrage is epic. For over 70 years, heroic women risked their lives for the cause knowing they likely wouldn't live to cast a vote. At a time when sexism was inherent in daily life, these women (and a few men) created a movement and fought for it passionately until the vote on the 19th amendment was finally called in 1920. It passed by a single vote. This under-explored history resonates now more than ever, and will remind listeners that ordinary citizens and peaceful protest can affect lasting change in this country.
"Narrator Cassandra Campbell reflects the tension and emotion in this excellent and accessible young adult history of the Women's Suffrage movement.... The passion in her delivery brings historical figures like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Alice Paul to life... Campbell's pacing puts listeners on the edge of their seats. An engaging pick for budding activists of any stripe." (AudioFile)
Amazing story, nobody ever told me Susan B. Anthony was such a bada$$. Now I know why they wanted to put her on our dollar coin. This book doesn't pull any punches either. It's crazy how Tennessee of all places was the 36th state to ratify the right for women to vote. And in Tennessee it all came down to one guy whose mom told him to vote to pass the law. So it basically all came down to one mom somewhere. Why is this not taught in schools?
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