Clarina Nichols: Frontier Crusader for Women's Rights

Clarina Nichols: Frontier Crusader for Women's Rights

by Diane Eickhoff

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In 1827, when Clarina Nichols was a teenager, she remembers having "a longing desire to do good." But America wasn’t ready for an ambitious, intelligent young woman. Clarina was supposed to get married and start a family. But then her husband turned out to be abusive and a deadbeat. The law was of little help. Her situation seemed hopeless. And then, the young woman found her voice — and her calling. This is the amazing true story of how Clarina Nichols turned tragedy into triumph, and went on to help fuel the movement that created a brighter future for women everywhere. Named to the Amelia Bloomer List for outstanding young adult feminist books by the American Library Association. "Well-written, easy-to-read, full of inspiring information, and will appeal to readers in middle grades through adulthood." — Reading Is My Superpower

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BN ID: 2940164618704
Publisher: Quindaro Press
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Diane Eickhoff is an independent scholar and author of more than 20 books for readers of all ages. She has appeared on C-SPAN's American History TV and Book TV.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Growing Up

Vermont Girl 8

Learning Hard Lessons 15

A Promising Marriage 22

New York Trials 28

Finding George 36

Inventing Deborah 41

Part 2 Birth of a Movement

Seneca Falls 48

Coming Out 54

Worcester 60

Clarina Speaks Up 64

Gaining Courage 73

The World Is on the Move 81

Part 3 Westward for Freedom

Winning Wisconsin 92

A Country Divided 99

Meat, Mush, Molasses 106

Prairie Home 114

Part 4 The Fight for Rights

Tinderbox 124

Bleeding Kansas 128

Quindaro 139

Caroline 145

Wyandotte 152

Part 5 The Enduring Struggle

Frontier Justice 166

Interrupted by War 173

The Campaign of 67 182

There Can Be No Failure 189

Epilogue 201

A Quick History of the World's First Women's Rights Movement 203

For Further Reading 213

Acknowledgments 215

Notes 217

Index 225

About the Author 231

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