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Children's LiteratureWomen championed many causes in the United States, ranging from the abolition of slavery to temperance, but throughout they also sought to gain the same rights that men enjoyed. More than an account of the brief meeting at Seneca Falls New York in 1848, Anderson has provided a brief look at the history of the Women's Rights Movement. Beginning with the outrageous request by Margaret Brent in 1648 for the right to vote in the Maryland assembly, Anderson continues through the American Revolution and the urgings of Abigail Adams to her husband to include women's rights in the Declaration of Independence to finally gaining the right to vote in 1920. For more than three centuries, women in the new and old world held conventions and wrote treatises and books illustrating the lack of women's rights. The meeting in Seneca Fall's was only the first step into what was to become a major movement throughout the next century. Anderson provides an adequate first look at the Women's Rights Movement, providing brief insights into the women who led it and highlighting some of the dissent toward the movement that came, not just from men, but from women as well. The text is fully-illustrated with black and white and full-color illustrations and includes a glossary, an index, and additional sources to consult. Part of the "Landmark Events in American History" series. 2004, World Almanac Library, Ages 8 to 13.