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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony by Penny Colman
  

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony 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 a friendship that changed the world.

Reviews

Presenting a lively story along with a sound dose of history, it's a unique title that's worth the effort. --School Library Journal

This thoughtful portrayal of two complex women is further enhanced by comprehensive backmatter, making this an invaluable addition to the literature of suffrage. --Kirkus Reviews



About the Author

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.

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Book Info

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Paperback
299 pages

Author

Penny Colman
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Publisher

Square Fish an imprint of Palgrave USA

Publication date

1st March 2016

ISBN

9781250073730


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