You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton?

You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton?

Book - 1995
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"If only you'd been a boy," said Lizzie Cady's father when she won a prize for Latin. But Lizzie didn't watn to be a boy. She just wanted girls to count as much as boys did. When she grew up, married Henry Stanton, and had seven lively children of her own, she wanted to have the same rights as men-and that included voting. Lizzie wasn't about to stay home and do what was expected of her while men made all the decisions. Nor was she going to wear full skirts if bloomers were more comfortable. When Lizzie spoke out for women's right to vote, at a convention in Senece Falls, New York, in July 1848, her husband was so embarrassed that he left town. But that didn't stop her. Like her good friend Susan B. Anthony, who joined her in the "battlefield," she traveled around the country, talking about equality for everyone, men and women, black and white. Though Elizabeth Cady Stanton didn't live to see women get the vote, her name is forever associated with the fight for woman suffrage. The story of that fight and of the remarkable woman who led it is told here by prize-winning biographer Jean Fritz.
Publisher: New York : Putnam's, c1995
ISBN: 9780399227868
Branch Call Number: Ju B Sta
Additional Contributors: DiSalvo-Ryan, DyAnne - Illustrator


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