Search This Blog

Thursday, January 7, 2021

"Suffrage: The Epic Struggle for Women’s Right to Vote" by Susan L. Poulson


            It has been 100 years since women were granted the right to vote.  Standing at 2020, it is sometimes forgotten that women fought for 72 long years before receiving the right to vote in 1920. In 1848, women and men gathered at the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. This event is often identified as the beginning of the struggle for the right to vote.  Through the years many women would work tirelessly to convince the country that women should have voting rights in all elections. Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Alice Paul and others would speak, write, travel, and campaign for this fundamental right. 

            In her book, Suffrage: The Epic Struggle for Women’s Right to Vote, Susan Poulson tells this story in a highly readable style with amazing detail.  She tells of the famous women who led this movement and also some not so well known like Virginia Minor and Mary Elizabeth Bryan. The reader will be engaged by this book and close it with a greater understanding of this epic struggle and a new appreciation for the women who have gone before.  Among these, of course, was DKG’s own, Annie Webb Blanton.

            Suffrage by Susan Poulson was awarded an honorable mention by the 2020 Educators Book Award Committee.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Popular Posts