Roses and Radicals
- The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote
- Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
- Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-16-18
- Language: English
- Publisher: Listening Library
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"Women's rights are human rights." The words are relevant today, but they could just as easily have been used by Elizabeth Cady Stanton at Seneca Falls in 1848. Or Susan B. Anthony when she was arrested for voting in 1872. Or Alice Paul when she was imprisoned and tortured for peacefully protesting outside of the White House in 1917.
The story of women's suffrage is epic. For over 70 years, heroic women risked their lives for the cause knowing they likely wouldn't live to cast a vote. At a time when sexism was inherent in daily life, these women (and a few men) created a movement and fought for it passionately until the vote on the 19th amendment was finally called in 1920. It passed by a single vote. This under-explored history resonates now more than ever, and will remind listeners that ordinary citizens and peaceful protest can affect lasting change in this country.
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By David Larson on 01-22-18
I Never Learned This in School
Amazing story, nobody ever told me Susan B. Anthony was such a bada$$. Now I know why they wanted to put her on our dollar coin. This book doesn't pull any punches either. It's crazy how Tennessee of all places was the 36th state to ratify the right for women to vote. And in Tennessee it all came down to one guy whose mom told him to vote to pass the law. So it basically all came down to one mom somewhere. Why is this not taught in schools?
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