School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 9 Up-This admirable offering includes a lively discussion of the history of the movement, the personalities involved, and the strategies used to finally obtain the vote. It opens with a list of "Important People, Places and Terms" and a chronology with page references, followed by a narrative overview, biographical sketches, and primary documents. There are some exceptional inclusions such as excerpts from Francis Parkman's booklet Some of the Reasons against Woman Suffrage and Rose Winslow's notes, spirited out of prison during her 1917 hunger strike. A feature that sets this book apart is a chapter on "The Legacy of Women's Suffrage," which examines the effects of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment on society as a whole and particularly on women's rights and the women's liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s. This material, however, has been expertly covered over the last several years with titles such as Elizabeth Frost-Knappman and Kathryn Cullen DuPont's Women's Suffrage in America (Facts On File, 2005), Doris Weatherford's A History of the American Suffragist Movement (ABC-CLIO, 1998), and, for reference collections, Robert Cooney's Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement (American Graphic, 2005).-Joanne K. Cecere, Monroe-Woodbury High School, Central Valley, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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