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Well Done, Sister Suffragette!

Cast off the shackles of yesterday!
Shoulder to shoulder into the fray!
Our daughters' daughters will adore us
And they'll sing in grateful chorus
"Well done, Sister Suffragette!"


 a life, a symbol

Sojourner Truth: A Life, a Symbol by Nell Irvin Painter

Born into slavery, this famous suffragette undergoes an astonishing self-transformation and emerges Sojourner Truth, public advocate for social justice and legendary speaker.






 An American Life

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life by Lori D. Ginzberg

Elizabeth Cady Stanton broke ground by presenting a cohesive argument for women’s rights, including equality in employment, income, property, custody and divorce.






 A Biography of a Singular Feminist

Susan B. Anthony: A Biography of a Singular Feminist by Kathleen Barry

A close and long-time collaborator of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony was a tireless organizer, campaigner, and petitioner for women’s rights.







 Claiming Power

Alice Paul: Claiming Power by J. D. Zahniser & Amelia R. Fry

Paul was the leader and main strategist for the campaign that culminated in the 19th Amendment. Following the victory, Paul would became leader of the National Women’s Party.






 The Autobiography of Dorothy Day

Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist 

Day chronicles her social activism in this autobiography, including her work with Alice Paul’s suffragist group, Silent Sentinels. Day goes on to found the Catholic Workers Movement. 






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Great Books about Women's Rights Activists

Here's a list of other really interesting books about women's rights activists & the women's rights movement in the USA: 1) Lucy Stone: A Life, Sally McMillen 2) Lucretia Mott's Heresy, Carol Faulkner 3) Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman Suffrage, Trisha Franzen 4) Not for Ourselves Alone, Geoffrey C. Ward, companion book to TV series produced by Ken Burns 5) African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn 6) Parker Pillsbury: Radical Abolitionist, Male Feminist, Stacey M. Robertson 7) One Woman, One Vote, Marjorie Spruill Wheeler (companion book to PBS documentary) 8) Excluded from Suffrage History: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Nineteenth Century American Feminist, Leila Brammer 9) Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Feminist as Thinker: A Reader in Documents and Essays, ed. Ellen DuBois 10) Antoinette Brown Blackwell: A Biography, Elizabeth Cazden

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