Vote!: Women's Fight for Access to the Ballot Box

Vote!: Women's Fight for Access to the Ballot Box

by Coral Celeste Frazer

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Overview

August 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibited states and the US government from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex. See how the 70-year-long fight for women's suffrage was hard won by leaders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Carrie Chapman Catt and others. Learn how their success led into the civil rights and feminist movements of the mid- and late twentieth century, as well as today's #MeToo, #YesAllWomen, and Black Lives Matter movements. In the face of voter ID laws, voter purges, gerrymandering, and other restrictions, Americans continue to fight for equality in voting rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541528154
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Coral Celeste Frazer has an M.A. in sociology from Princeton University and a long-standing interest in issues of inequality, collective action, and social justice. She writes nonfiction and fiction for teens and adults, as well as reading comprehension items for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). She has lived in Colorado, Oregon, New Jersey, and Boston, and now resides in Norwich, England, with her husband and son.

Table of Contents

1 "Stay at Home" 4

2 Generals of the Women's Movement 13

3 Dashed Hopes and Broken Bonds 25

4 Uneasy Allies 37

5 Votes for Western Women 49

6 New Generals, New Tactics 57

7 War on Two Fronts 69

8 Unfinished Business 80

9 The Fight Goes On 90

Glossary 104

Source Notes 106

Selected Bibliography 111

Further Information 113

Index 116

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