Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World by Penny Colman
In the Spring of 1851 two women met on a street corner in Seneca Falls, New York—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a thirty-five year old mother of four boys, and Susan B. Anthony, a thirty-one year old, unmarried, former school teacher. Immediately drawn to each other, they formed an everlasting and legendary friendship. Together they challenged entrenched beliefs, customs, and laws that oppressed women and spearheaded the fight to gain legal rights, including the right to vote despite fierce opposition, daunting conditions, scandalous entanglements and betrayal by their friends and allies.
Weaving events, quotations, personalities, and commentary into a page-turning narrative, Penny Colman tells this compelling story and vividly portrays the friendship between Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, a friendship that changed history.
Penny Colman is the author of many award-winning nonfiction books for young readers, including Thanksgiving: A True Story; Adventurous Women: Eight True Stories about Women who Made a Difference; and Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial. She is a Distinguished Lecturer at Queens College, The City University of New York, and a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She lives in Englewood, New Jersey, with her family.
Penny Colman is the author of many nonfiction books, including Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts, Elizabeth Cady and Susan B. Anthony, and Rosie the Riveter. She lives in Englewood, New Jersey.
Table of Contents
Author's Note xi
Prologue: Imagine a Time 1
1 "Ah, You Should Have Been a Boy!" Elizabeth Cady 1815-1832 7
2 "An Affectionate Family" Susan B. Anthony: 1820-1832 12
3 "Rousing Arguments" Elizabeth Cady: 1833-1839 17
4 "Hardscrabble Times" Susan B. Anthony: 1833-1839 25
5 "A New World" Elizabeth Cady Stanton: 1840-1847 30
6 "Sink or Swim" 40
1840-1847 Susan B. Anthony
7 "To Do and Dare Anything" Elizabeth Cady Stanton: 1848-1850 46
8 "Out of Sorts with the World" 53
9 "An 'Intense Attraction'" Elizabeth Susan: 1851-1853 59
10 "Do You Not See?": A Woman's Rights Point of View: 1853-1854 68
11 "Where Are You?": Challenging Times: 1854-1859 78
12 "Nevertheless You Are Right" Controversy: 1860 88
13 "Put on Your Armor and Go Forth!" Women Rally: 1861-1866 97
14 "Keep the Thing Stirring": Two Campaigns: 1867 113
15 "Male Versus Female": Division in the Ranks: 1868-1870 122
16 "The Crowning Insult": Another Battle: 1870-1871 132
17 "I Have Been & Gone & Done It!": Taking a Stand: 1871-1872 142
18 "Our Friendship Is Too Long Standing": Gains and Losses: 1873-1879 153
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More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore and i chose this book for my research project. i enjoyed reading A Friendship that changed the world by Penny coleman. She introduced the two characters vey well and had a lot of information that helped me answer the questions I had. The book was very easy to read and it was helpful when she separated the women in different chapters. I liked how Penny first talked about Susan's life then in the second part she changed to Elizabeth and Susan's life and how they slowly changed the world. With all the great detail it was easy to comprehend how they fought for women lives. It also helped on how the author put the sources on the back of the page to make it easier for me to find stuff. i enjoyed every bit of the book and definitely recommend it to anybody interested in women suffrage. This book changed my point of view and helped me see how hard it was for women to live during this time. It was an inspiring book and they both are definitely huge impacts on this world even to this day.
More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore, who had to do a research project on Susan B. Anthony. I enjoyed
reading A Friendship That Changed the World by Penny Colman very much. It was easy to read and
in the first part of the book the author dedicated separate chapters to both women about the beginning
of their lives. After the first part, the rest of the book describes the life of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth
Cady Stanton on their journey to fight for women's rights. Finally, at the end of the book the author includes
a group of resources that can help the reader to understand more about the two most famous women in
history. In the book, Susan's letter to Elizabeth inspires me because fifty years ago women had no rights
and throughout those fifty years these two women fought for millions of women past and present. Without
their voice our society would not be where it is today. I recommend this book highly too readers who want to know about the lives of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and what gave them the inspiration to fight for women's rights.
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