On August 18, 1920, American women finally won the right to vote. Ratification of the 19th Amendment was the culmination of an almost eighty-year fight in which some of the fiercest, most passionate women in history marched, protested, and sometimes broke the law in to achieve this huge leap toward equal rights. In this expansive yet personal volume, author Winifred Conkling covers not only the suffragists' achievements and politics but also the private journeys that fueled their passion and led them to become women's champions. From Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who founded the suffrage movement at the 1848 Seneca Falls convention; to Victoria Woodhull, the first female candidate for president; to Sojourner Truth and her famous speech, "Ain't I a Woman?"; to Alice Paul, who was arrested and force-fed in prison, Conkling combines thorough research with page-turning storytelling to bring the battle for the right to vote to vivid life. Votes for Women! also explores the movement's often powerful, sometimes difficult relationship with the temperance and abolition movements, and takes unflinching look at some of the uglier moments in the fight for the women's vote. Votes for Women! is a mesmerizing read perfect for fans of propulsive narrative nonfiction stories like Most Dangerous and The Family Romanov. Author bio: Winifred Conkling is the award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction for young readers, including Radioactive!: How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World?, Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from Slavery and the middle-grade novel Sylvia and Aki, winner of the Jane Addams Children's Literature Award and the Tomas Rivera Award. She studied journalism at Northwestern University and received an MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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by Winifred Conkling
by Inge Auerbacher
by Bruce Coville
by Barbara Brooks Wallace
by Gene Stratton-Porter
by Christina Björk, Lena Anderson
by James Howe
by Tim Bowler
by Will Hobbs
by Suzanne Fisher Staples
by Nancy Springer
by Diane Duane
"That the story told in this audiobook is one you think you know deprives it of none of its power. Winifred Conkling begins with 11-year-old Elizabeth Cady's dismay in 1826 at realizing that her father will see her as less lovable and valuable than a son no matter what she accomplishes. It ends 94 years later with the cliff-hanger passage of the 19th Amendment. The fascinating real-life characters in between, including Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and Frederick Douglass, give narrator Christina Moore plenty to work with, not to mention that the misogyny, disrespect, rudeness, and outright violence faced by these and later freedom fighters are both truly shocking and disgustingly familiar. Moore's poise and skill in delivering Conkling's compelling narrative are superb. B.G. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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