By Winifred Conkling
during this expansive but own quantity, writer Winifred Conkling covers not just the suffragists’ achievements and politics but in addition the personal trips that fueled their ardour and led them to turn into women’s champions. From Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who based the suffrage circulation on the 1848 Seneca Falls conference; to Victoria Woodhull, the 1st lady candidate for president; to Sojourner fact and her recognized speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?”; to Alice Paul, who used to be arrested and force-fed in legal, Conkling combines thorough study with page-turning storytelling to carry the conflict for the suitable to vote to vibrant lifestyles. Votes for Women! additionally explores the movement’s frequently strong, occasionally tricky courting with the temperance and abolition events, and takes unflinching examine a few of the uglier moments within the struggle for the women’s vote.
Votes for Women! is a captivating learn ideal for enthusiasts of propulsive narrative nonfiction tales like Most harmful and The relatives Romanov.