Through divorce, death and poverty, a 19th-century newspaper editor never stopped fighting for suffrage. You don't know the whole story of America's march to equality until you've met Clarina Nichols.
Driven by her own knowledge of suffering and mistreatment, Clarina Nichols (1810-1885) left the comforts of her Vermont home and moved to Bleeding Kansas, where she helped shape the new Constitution that gave women unprecedented rights. Kansas women obtained full suffrage years before any state in the East, thanks to this remarkable pioneer. For the first time, Nichols's story comes alive thanks to Diane Eickhoff, whose seven-year quest to collect her scattered writings has yielded a richer understanding of this overlooked time in women's history. Booklist's reviewer wrote, "The name Clarina Nichols deserves to be placed next to those of such luminaries as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton." Willa Cather Award winner, ForeWord's Book of the Year in Biography.
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.