Sisters : The Lives of America's Suffragists (Paperback) - Baker, Jean H.

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They forever changed America: Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, Alice Paul. At their revolution''s start in the 1840s, a woman''s right to speak in public was questioned. By its conclusion in 1920, the victory in woman''s suffrage had also encompassed the most fundamental rights of citizenship: the right to control wages, hold property, to contract, to sue, to testify in court. Their struggle was confrontational (women were the first to picket the White House for a political cause) and violent (women were arrested, jailed, and force-fed in prisons). And like every revolutionary before them, their struggle was personal.
For the first time, the eminent historian Jean H. Baker tellingly interweaves these women''s private lives with their public achievements, presenting these revolutionary women in three dimensions, humanized, and marvelously approachable.

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Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Mfg Part# 9780809087037
SKU 202609643
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0809087030
Release Date 8/22/2006
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 1T
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"A lucid account that humanizes historical figures hitherto rolled up into a single image."
"There's always been a need for someone to write a smart and sophisticated book about important American women--a METAPHYSICAL CLUB that chronicles the birth of the feminist movement. SISTERS, Jean H. Baker's spirited portrait of early American suffragists, appears to be that book and then some. [I]t retells the story of the fight for suffrage with an urgency that would make you think the vote is still on the line today."
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Editors Note They forever changed America: Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, Alice Paul. At their revolution’s start in the 1840s, a woman’s right to speak in public was questioned. By its conclusion in 1920, the victory in woman’s suffrage had also encompassed the most fundamental rights of citizenship: the right to control wages, hold property, to contract, to sue, to testify in court. Their struggle was confrontational (women were the first to picket the White House for a political cause) and violent (women were arrested, jailed, and force-fed in prisons). And like every revolutionary before them, their struggle was personal.For the first time, the eminent historian Jean H. Baker tellingly interweaves these women’s private lives with their public achievements, presenting these revolutionary women in three dimensions, humanized, and marvelously approachable.
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Number of Pages 0277
Publisher Hill & Wang

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