Susan B. Anthony: Activist

Susan B. Anthony: Activist

by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
     
 

Covering noted historic and contemporary figures in the arts, business, sports, entertainment, politics, sciences, and social advocacy, among other fields, Women of Achievement profiles women who have made significant and influential contributions to their professions and to the world at large. Each book in the series gives students a complete overview of the…  See more details below

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Covering noted historic and contemporary figures in the arts, business, sports, entertainment, politics, sciences, and social advocacy, among other fields, Women of Achievement profiles women who have made significant and influential contributions to their professions and to the world at large. Each book in the series gives students a complete overview of the subject's life, as well as insight into her professional and personal motivations, while also providing historical context to her achievements.

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Children's Literature - Elizabeth D. Schafer
Susan Brownell Anthony devoted her life to demand equal rights for women. This biography effectively examines how Anthony voiced her concerns about diverse issues affecting women and also sought to improve conditions for African Americans. Anthony's childhood, education, work as a teacher, and her Quaker family influenced her. Her alliances with the Daughters of Temperance and abolition and reform groups helped her gain experience in speaking publicly before focusing on changing voting laws. Anthony befriended other suffragists, particularly Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and participated in women's rights meetings. She organized and led groups, including the National Woman Suffrage Association, enduring rifts and factions among suffragists. Anthony stressed that the U.S. Constitution guaranteed all Americans basic rights regardless of their gender or race. She fearlessly pursued her goals, despite hostile or indifferent audiences and being arrested and placed on trial for voting in the 1872 presidential election. Concerned about women's limited legal rights, Anthony endeavored to achieve better property, marriage, and child custody laws that protected women's interests. Sidebars present excerpts from Anthony's speeches, emphasizing her strong rhetoric. Illustrations, chronology, bibliography, and citations supplement the text. Pair with James Duffy's novel Radical Red (1993), featuring a 19th-century girl's interactions with Anthony. Judith E. Harper's reference book Susan B. Anthony: A Biographical Companion (1998) offers readers resources to explore further topics introduced in this "Women of Achievement" series biography. Reviewer: Elizabeth D. Schafer
School Library Journal

Gr 6 Up

Peppy writing makes up for the spare illustrations and lengthy boxed material in these volumes. The biographies of Clinton, Pelosi, and Stewart have the advantage of being up-to-date: Abrams includes Clinton's 2008 concession speech. Ray is, perhaps surprisingly, one of the strongest entries in this group, with extra quotes from food-and-lifestyle experts that explain her impact on American home life. Clear-eyed and balanced, these books don't hesitate to report the bad along with the good, and negative public opinion, where applicable, is noted. Copious source notes, bibliography, chronology, and further reading make these titles good jumping-off places for researchers.-Paula Willey, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604130874
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
Chelsea House Women of Achievement Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
800,910
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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