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By Winifred Conkling

On August 18, 1920, American girls eventually received the best to vote. Ratification of the nineteenth modification was once the fruits of a virtually eighty-year struggle within which the various fiercest, so much passionate girls in historical past marched, protested, and infrequently broke the legislation in to accomplish this massive jump towards equivalent rights.
during this expansive but own quantity, writer Winifred Conkling covers not just the suffragists’ achievements and politics but in addition the non-public trips that fueled their ardour and led them to turn into women’s champions. From Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who based the suffrage circulation on the 1848 Seneca Falls conference; to Victoria Woodhull, the 1st lady candidate for president; to Sojourner fact and her well-known speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?”; to Alice Paul, who used to be arrested and force-fed in felony, Conkling combines thorough study with page-turning storytelling to deliver the conflict for the proper to vote to bright lifestyles. Votes for Women! additionally explores the movement’s usually robust, occasionally tough dating with the temperance and abolition routine, and takes unflinching examine a number of the uglier moments within the struggle for the women’s vote.
Votes for Women! is a enthralling learn excellent for lovers of propulsive narrative nonfiction tales like Most harmful and The family members Romanov.

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