Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists

by Jean H. Baker

Paperback, 2006

Status

Available

Call number

JK1896 .B35

Publication

Hill and Wang (2006), Edition: 1st, 304 pages

Description

How the Personal Became Political In the Fight to Grant Women Civil Rights 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 Housefor 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.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2005

Physical description

304 p.; 5.5 inches

ISBN

0809087030 / 9780809087037
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