Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists
Title: Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists
Author: Jean H. Baker
Condition: Used - Very Good
From the Back Cover:
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.