Books on the movement for women’s voting rights in the United States are in demand as the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment on August 18 is on the horizon.
Nancy B. Kennedy’s Women Win the Vote!: 19 for the 19th Amendment is among the juvenile non-fiction titles in the Cobb library catalog at www.cobbcat.org. Explore titles for all ages on women’s suffrage and voting rights in the catalog to learn more about this important topic on civic engagement.
From a review of Women Win the Vote! in Booklist:
To commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment’s passage on August 18, 2020, this book provides brief but absorbing chapter profiles of 19 major suffragettes who fought for women’s voting rights. Women profiled, both well and lesser known, include Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Abby Kelley Foster, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells, Adelina Otero-Warren, and Alice Stokes Paul… The book admirably explains how the women didn’t always see eye-to-eye on how to achieve their goals, and the harsh treatment many received when jailed. It also doesn’t shy away from describing the racist views held by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
From Publishers Weekly book review:
Concise profiles portray fiery, complex rabble-rousers, some more well-known than others. Abby Kelley Foster, one of the first suffragettes, admonished the younger generation, “Bloody feet, sisters, have worn smooth the path by which you come up hither.” Other figures who are less commonplace in history texts include Mary Ann Shadd Cary, who wrote to Frederick Douglass, “We should do more and talk less”; Adelina Otero-Warren, who worked tirelessly for ratification of the 19th amendment in New Mexico; and Matilda Joslyn Gage, a passionate activist for women, African-Americans, and Native Americans…