Why They Marched
Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to VoteBook - 2019
Part One. Claiming citizenship: The trial of Susan B. Anthony and the "Rochester Fifteen"
Sojourner Truth speaks truth to power
Sister-wives and suffragists
Alice Stone Blackwell and the Armenian crisis of the 1890s
Charlotte Perkins Gilman finds her voice
Part Two. The personal is political: The shadow of the Confederacy
Ida Wells-Barnett and the Alpha Suffrage Club
Claiborne Caitlin's suffrage pilgrimage
"How it feels to be the husband of a suffragette"
Part Three. Winning strategies: Mountaineering for suffrage
Hazel MacKaye and the "allegory" of woman suffrage
"Bread and roses" and votes for women too
Cartooning with a feminist twist
Jailed for freedom
Maud Wood Park and the Front Door Lobby
Tennessee's "Perfect 36"
Epilogue: "Leaving all to younger hands"
From Library Staff
The history of how American women won the right to vote has been, for too long, presented as the work of a few iconic leaders, all white and native-born. Ware shines a light on the racism and eurocentrism of this narrative and instead gives us the stories of 19 women of different races, religions... Read More »