Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment / Edition 1

Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment / Edition 1

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by Eleanor Clift
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471426121

ISBN-13: 9780471426127

Pub. Date: 10/03/2003

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

A high-profile journalist brings the women's suffrage movement to life in this latest addition to the Turning Points series. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified and women in America finally won the right to vote. Now, in this riveting account, journalist and pundit Eleanor Clift captures the drama of the women's suffrage

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A high-profile journalist brings the women's suffrage movement to life in this latest addition to the Turning Points series. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified and women in America finally won the right to vote. Now, in this riveting account, journalist and pundit Eleanor Clift captures the drama of the women's suffrage movement-and shows how the issues and arguments that surrounded the suffragettes still reverberate today. Beginning with the Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention of 1848, Clift introduces us to the movement's leaders, takes us on marches and demonstrations, and profiles the opposition-anti-suffragettes, both men and women, who would do anything to stop women from getting the vote. The story culminates in the dramatic struggle to pass the 19th Amendment-a struggle that ultimately came down to the vote of a single legislator in Tennessee. Eleanor Clift (Washington, DC) is a contributing editor for Newsweek, where she reports on the White House, presidential politics, and a variety of national issues. She is a regular panelist on the nationally syndicated TV show The McLaughlin Group and a political analyst for the Fox News Network. With her husband, Tom Brazaitis, she is the author of Madam President and War without Bloodshed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471426127
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/03/2003
Series:
Turning Points in History Series, #7
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
555,661
Product dimensions:
5.57(w) x 7.91(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. Stirrings of Discontent.

2. "Aint't I A Woman".

3. Testing the Limits.

4. Passing the Torch.

5. Division in the Ranks.

6. Martyr for the Cause.

7. Out of Bondage.

8. A Vote for Mother.

Epilogue.

Bibliography.

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Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ChrisitneT More than 1 year ago
This book made me feel a bit embaressed that I had taken these women's rolls in history for granted. Eleanor Clift's writing kept me turning the pages (not an easy task) and the tenacity of these woman inspired me. I have a signed copy that I will treasure and hand down to my daughter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book especially for young women that do not know much about the struggle. In the book it shows the perseverance of women to get the 19th amendment passed. I think it is a great book for everyone to read about the people that fought for it through speeches and conventions talking of women's right. I think that every girl should read this book at least once to see how long it took to get the rights we have today, and to be thankful for the people that fought those 72 years for them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a young woman, I found this book enlightening; I had NO IDEA about the women's suffrage movement and can't believe there hasn't been anything done on it--until now. Eleanor Clift's ability to relay what happened--in a captivating style that highlights the pertinent details that makes these historical figures come alive--is amazing. Her book (and her person) is inspiring!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ms. Clift says it like it is. I never tire of reading when the author is Ms. Eleanor Clift.Never boring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an aspect of history I didn't know much about, and because I like Clift, I picked it up. It's a wonderful story. I bought a copy for my daughter and niece.