Susan B. Anthony: The Making of America #4

Susan B. Anthony: The Making of America #4

by Teri Kanefield


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In the fourth installment in the Making of America series, Susan B. Anthony, Teri Kanefield examines the life of America’s famous suffragette. Anthony was born into a world in which men ruled women: A man could beat his wife, take her earnings, have her committed into an asylum based on his word, and take her children away from her. While the young nation was ablaze with the radical notion that people could govern themselves, “people” were understood to be white and male. Women were expected to stay out of public life and debates. As Anthony saw the situation, “Women’s subsistence is in the hands of men, and most arbitrarily and unjustly does he exercise his consequent power.” She began her public career as a radical abolitionist, and after the Civil War, she became an international figurehead of the women’s suffrage movement. The book includes selections of Anthony’s writing, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419734014
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 03/26/2019
Series: Abrams Making of America Series , #4
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 457,275
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and the author of The Girl from the Tar Paper School, The Extraordinary Suzy Wright, The Making of America series, and more. She lives in San Luis Obispo, California.

Table of Contents

Prologue: "The Times That Try Women's Souls" 1

1 A Quaker Girlhood 5

2 The Financial Crisis 20

3 An Unconventional Young Woman 32

4 All the Good You Can 45

5 A Nation in Need of Reform 67

6 Civil War 77

7 Emancipation 96

8 We the People 109

9 Betrayal 120

10 Let the World Wag 148

11 A Mew Generation 168

12 Afterward 191

13 Legacy 193

Notes 200

Time Line 216

Selected Writings of Susan B. Anthony 219

Bibliography 224

Acknowledgments 229

Index 230

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Susan B. Anthony: The Making of America #4 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Susan B Anthony is someone who often comes to mind when considering iconic American women. Her influence has become widespread over time. Susan Anthony is the only woman featured in a series of four books on prominent Americans written by this author. This places her in company with Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson. In my opinion, she can hold her own. The reader learns about the early influences on Susan Anthony who was an observer of all around her. As she grew up, Susan saw that the rights of women were not valued or protected. Over the course of her life, she fought for change for women as detailed in this biography. This is an excellent entry in a series that should appeal to middle grade students. Adults who read this book will also feel better informed. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this fine read.