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Women suffragists
Helmer, Diana Star, 1962-
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Facts on File, [1998]

Physical Description:
xiii, 146 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
A collective biography of important American women who fought for the female right to vote, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Sojourner Truth.
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JK1898.5 .H45 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
JK1898.5 .H45 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Each volume in the American Profiles series provides middle and high school students with concise information on eight to thirteen important and influential figures in a particular field of endeavor.Profiles are organized around a movement, event, or profession that has had a significant, lasting impact on American history and contemporary life. Essential biographical information is included for each figure, but the heart of each profile describes the critical achievements and contributions of the individual under consideration and assesses the subject's significance, not only in the context of the person's own lifetime, but in the broader sweep of American history.Placing each figure's achievements and contributions in a historical context makes each profile the ideal source for preparing reports. Students can use this framework as a basis for comparisons and contrasts, which will give them a better understanding of how individuals shape, and are shaped by, the times in which they live.Profiles: Sojourner Truth; Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Lucy Stone; Amelia Jenks Bloomer; Susan B. Anthony; Victoria Woodhull; Carrie Chapman Catt; Mary Church Terrell; Jeannette Pickering Rankin; and Alice Paul.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-This collective biography profiles 10 of the most influential suffragists and, in doing so, also provides a history of the movement they led. Readers will see both the women's steadfast determination to gain a political voice through the ballot and also how their differences in beliefs, strategies, and ideas shaped the direction and public perceptions of their crusade. Helmer places the women in roughly chronological order, beginning with the pioneering Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and closing with Alice Paul, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Jeannette Pickering Rankin, women who were able to use the power the ballot gave to them. Helmer is positive about her subjects but also reveals details that are sometimes less than flattering. The profiles run about 15 pages and include a portrait of the woman, a chronology of her life, and a list for further reading. This book will be mostly used for reports, but the narrative is interesting enough for general reading. Marlene Brill's Let Women Vote (Millbrook, 1995) and Miriam Sagan's Women's Suffrage (Lucent, 1995) both offer historical overviews of the campaign for suffrage with less emphasis on the movement's leaders. This book is a good complement to them and is a solid choice for libraries that need material on this always-popular report topic.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



This volume presents the ten outspoken suffragists who paved the road to freedom for all women in America. Profiles include: Soujourner Truth Lucy Stone Elizabeth Cady Stanton Amelia Jenks Bloomer Susan B. Anthony Victoria Woodhull Carrie Chapman Catt Mary Church Terrell Jeannette Pickering Rankin Alice Paul. Excerpted from Women Suffragists by Diana Star Helmer All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.