The Suffragists in Literature for Youth: The Fight for the Vote (Literature for Youth Series)
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The Suffragists in Literature for Youth: The Fight for the Vote (Literature for Youth Series)

  • Publish Date: 2006-11-28
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Shelley Mosley;John Charles

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Shunned and ridiculed by family, friends, and society. Arrested and imprisoned under the worst conditions imaginable. Their struggle lasted seventy-two years, but the right to vote was too precious to let slip away. They were true American heroesthe suffragists. Focusing on the American suffrage movement and its leaders from its beginnings in 1848, when the first Woman's Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York, to 1920, when the 19th Amendment was finally ratified and women gained the vote, this book provides a wealth of resources on the woman's suffrage movement.

Written for teachers, librarians, students, and researchers, The Suffragists in Literature for Youth: The Fight for the Vote offers a comprehensive guide to the available literature on woman's suffrage. Brief biographies of the most prominent figures in the American suffrage movement precede the list of resourcesprint, non-print, and electronicfor that individual. Resources are annotated, arranged by format, and listed by age group. They include fiction and non-fiction books, media, web sites, organizations, and also, ideas for implementing this important information into the curriculum. Information on woman's suffrage efforts in other countries, such as Great Britain, is also included, as are connections to related materials on voting and the Constitution. Whether for library collection development or simple browsing, authors Shelley Mosley and John Charles have composed the ideal book for finding information on the suffragists.

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