American Women: Their Lives in Their Wordsby Doreen Rappaport
Women have always had to struggle for their rights in society - to vote, to own property, to enter the professions, and to receive equal pay for equal work. Now
History books tend to focus on male politicians, doctors, lawyers, and businesspeople. Despite women's many contributions in a host of professions, their history is not always told in traditional accounts.
Women have always had to struggle for their rights in society - to vote, to own property, to enter the professions, and to receive equal pay for equal work. Now we can hear the story of that struggle through the voices of the women themselves, from their letters, journals, speeches, and other writings, some famous, many unknown. Spanning all periods of American history, and encompassing many groups, races, and regions of the United States, this collection of writings - inspiring, fascinating, and moving - shows us what life was like for women in their rime. Here are the everyday experiences, failures, frustrations, and exhilarating hard-won victories of American women.
Meet the Author
Doreen Rappaport has written many books for young readers, including an acclaimed trilogy about the African-American experience: NO MORE!, FREE AT LAST!, and NOBODY GONNA TURN ME 'ROUND, all illustrated by Shane W. Evans. She is also the author of MARTIN'S BIG WORDS: THE LIFE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., illustrated by Bryan Collier. She lives in Copake Falls, New York.
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