Children's Literature - Mary QuattlebaumThe fight of women for the vote lasted several generations, from the Seneca Falls convention in 1848 to the ratification of the nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920. Miles Harvey offers an easy-to-read account of this struggle in Women's Voting Rights. Period illustrations, cartoons and photos provide a sense of the political and social climate of the times, and well-chosen quotes allow young readers to hear the voices, pro and con. On the one hand, we have Abigail Adams in 1776 strongly suggesting to husband John that he and other founding fathers "Remember the Ladies" when hammering out the new country's policies. On the other hand, we have an editorial calling the Seneca Falls convention "the most shocking and unnatural incident ever recorded in the history of womanity."
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 3-5-When the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920, granting the right to vote without regard to sex, women all over the world cheered. It was a long road filled with many battles fought by individuals of strong character, great courage, and an eye to the future of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was not honored with a completed memorial until 1922 after much controversy and discussion about the location and design of the monument. Both events are detailed in these two books. As in other titles in the series, an enormous amount of complex history is broken down into highly readable and accurate text enhanced by excellent black-and-while and full-color photographs and reproductions. Valuable resources.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA
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