Description - Roses and Radicals by Susan Zimet
"Women's rights are human rights." The words are relevant today, but they could just as easily have been used by Elizabeth Cady Stanton at Seneca Falls in 1848. Or Susan B. Anthony when she was arrested for voting in 1872. Or Alice Paul when she was imprisoned and tortured for peacefully protesting outside of the White House in 1917.
The story of women's suffrage is epic. For over 70 years, heroic women risked their lives for the cause knowing they likely wouldn't live to cast a vote. At a time when sexism was inherent in daily life, these women (and a few men) created a movement and fought for it passionately until the vote on the 19th amendment was finally called in 1920. It passed by a single vote. This under-explored history resonates now more than ever, and will remind readers that ordinary citizens and peaceful protest can affect lasting change in this country.
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(228mm x 152mm x mm)
Viking Press Inc
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Author Biography - Susan Zimet
Susan Zimet has dedicated her professional life to key public policy issues such as the environment and women's rights by serving as the executive director of the Hunger Action Network of New York State, the President of Zimet Group, Inc., and the President of 2020: Project Women, Inc. Roses and Radicals is her first book for young readers and she lives in New Paltz, New York, with her family.
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