Horn Book Starred Review

February 1, 2018

“This is a fascinating account of the bumpy road to women’s suffrage in the U.S.… Conkling’s chronological narrative provides ample context for contemporary readers to fully appreciate the societal pressures nineteenth-century (white) women faced as they worked to organize and speak out for change at a time when “it was considered scandalous for women to speak in public.”…Conkling pays particular attention to how the paths of abolitionists and suffragists crossed and diverged along the way… Well-chosen black-and-white archival reproductions and photographs ably support the text, which makes excellent use of primary sources, including excerpts from letters and writings to bring key personalities to life.”



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