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Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists (2005)

by Jean H. Baker

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i read 1/2 and then the library wanted it. i really liked the first 1/2. when i got the book back i enjoyed it less???
woodrow wilson seems to be a real dickhead. ( )
  mahallett | Feb 24, 2012 |
The author describes the lives of five leaders in the 19th Century suffrage movement. The book is well researched, and I liked the author's attempts to show the similarities and differences in their backgrounds. But this was not the most entertaining book I have read on this subject. For just one example, Not for Ourselves Alone, by Geoffrey Ward and Ken Burns, written as a companion to their TV series on PBS, gave a much more interesting presentation of Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. ( )
  oregonobsessionz | Jun 29, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0809087030, Paperback)

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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