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Why they marched : untold stories of the women who fought for the right to vote

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  • Running Time: 09:00 hrs
    Narrator: Bernadette Dunne
    Blackstone Publishing, 2019
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Author: Ware, Susan
    Contributor: Dunne, Bernadette
    Edition: Unabridged

    An acclaimed historian gives voice to the thousands of women from different backgrounds, races, and religions whose local passion and protest resounded throughout the land.

    • Prologue: A walk through suffrage history
    • 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 B. Wells-Barnett and the Alpha Suffrage Club
    • Two sisters
    • Claiborne Caitlin's suffrage pilgrimage
    • "How it feels to be the husband of a suffragette"
    • The farmer-suffragettes
    • Suffragists abroad
    • 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".
    Original Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon], Blackstone Publishing
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781094062907, 1094062901, 9781094062914