Clarina Nichols: Frontier Crusader for Women's Rights

Clarina Nichols: Frontier Crusader for Women's Rights

by Diane Eickhoff


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Help the young readers you care about understand how far women have come. Gift them this biography of a woman who co-founded the suffrage movement and took it to the Wild West.

Few people today know that in 1800s America, women were expected to remain silent at public gatherings. That all started to change when women like Clarina Nichols began speaking up. Victim of a failed marriage, magnet to abused and mistreated women, this Vermont newspaper editor found her voice at a time when Seneca Falls and other gatherings were giving women the courage to demand equality. After moving to Kansas, Nichols had her greatest triumph, writing unprecedented rights for women into law. This richly illustrated biography was named to ALA's annual list of best feminist books by the Amelia Bloomer Project. School Library Journal's reviewer wrote, "This engaging narrative of Nichols's life takes care to frame her personal struggles within the larger context of the women's movement."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780966925883
Publisher: Quindaro Press
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

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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