Susan B. Anthony

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In 1820, when Susan B. Anthony was born, women could not vote. They also could not get a divorce unless their husband asked for it or be guardians of their own children. There was only one college in the nation that admitted women. This book takes a close look at the life of one of the best-known woman's rights activists. Susan B. realized at an early age that girls did not have as many rights as boys. (Her schoolteacher refused to teach her long division because she was a girl.) But it was not until 1853, when she was thirty-three years old, that Anthony embraced the woman's rights cause. She gave public speeches, recruited new members and petitioned Congress so often that some senators joked that the first sign of spring was the sight of Susan B. Anthony's red shawl on Capitol Hill. Although the nineteenth amendment giving women the right to vote did not pass until 1920, fourteen years after Anthony's death, it was named the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. With many photos and pen-and-ink drawings, this book gives a thorough look at the life of one of America's great women. Although it is mostly factual, the tone is often angry, especially when discussing women's lives in the 1800s. A glossary and index are included, along with a time line of Susan. B. Anthony's life. This book is part of the "Breaking Barriers" series of biographies. 2003, ABDO Publishing Company,
— Rebecca Watson
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-Two serviceable biographies. After working on a plantation and being hired out for other jobs, Tubman escaped to freedom in Pennsylvania in 1849. Via the Underground Railroad, she helped hundreds of slaves, including many of her own family members, to reach Canada. During the Civil War, she worked as a nurse, spy, and scout, and later became active in the women's rights movement. Anthony was born into a family of Quakers in Massachusetts in 1820. She became a teacher and gradually got involved in the temperance, abolition, and women's rights movements. Both biographies assume some familiarity with such topics as slavery and suffrage. Tubman includes a variety of black-and-white and color photos of the woman and her times, while Anthony contains mostly black-and-white shots of her as an old woman. Additional purchases where more material on these women is needed.-Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577659037
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: Breaking Barriers Set 3
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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