Unfinished Battle

Unfinished Battle

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1848 was a year of revolution. In the United States, several determined women in upstate New York drafted a declaration of rights modeled on the 1776 Declaration of Independence and held a convention, which was attended by almost 300 women and men. The Seneca Falls Convention, writes Harriet Sigerman, launched the formal women's rights movement in the United States. It was one of many historical events in which American women left their mark in the years between 1848 and 1865. This period also witnessed the expansion of the nation's boundaries and new settlements out West, the conflagration of the Civil War, and the nation's emergence as an industrial power. American women played a vital role in all of these events, as homesteaders, factory workers, nurses, physicians, army scouts and spies, and social reformers. Among the women featured in this volume are Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, the chief architects of the organized women's rights movement; Sojourner Truth, a powerful African-American orator who spoke for women's rights; Clara Barton, the dedicated Civil War nurse; and Harriet Tubman, a former slave who returned to the South more than 300 times to help free other slaves. Their stories and others tell of the setbacks and triumphs as women continued to fight for equal rights for all.show more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 192 x 237.5 x 10.7mm | 285.77g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0195124030
  • 9780195124033

About Sigerman

Harriet Sigerman is the author of Laborers for Liberty: American Women 1865-1890 and Land of Many Hands: Women in the American West. She holds a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and was a researcher there for the Stanton Anthony Papers. She lives in New Jersey.show more

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"Clearly written.... Cover[s] a breadth of material in an interesting and understandable style."--School Library Journal "Clearly written.... Cover[s] a breadth of material in an interesting and understandable style."--School Library Journal "Clearly written.... Cover[s] a breadth of material in an interesting and understandable style."--School Library Journal "Clearly written.... Cover[s] a breadth of material in an interesting and understandable style."--School Library Journal "Clearly written.... Cover�s� a breadth of material in an interesting and understandable style."--School Library Journalshow more

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