Wednesday, February 21, 2018

History of the American Suffragist Movement

History of the American Suffragist MovementHistory of the American Suffragist Movement
by Doris Weatherford
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In 1848 three hundred men and women gathered at Seneca Falls, NY and begin the work of getting American women the right to vote. The 19th amendment, which finally grants this basic democratic right to half of America's citizens, won't be ratified until 1920. This volume tells the stories of that battle and the women (and a few men) who fought it. The passion of the opposition and the internal squabbling and questionable choices of the organizations working toward votes for women make it clear why it took so long for this to happen. It seems like a miracle that it happened at all.
I am counting this book toward the 2018 non-fiction reading challenge.

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