You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? Summary
Jean Fritz

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You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? Summary

Elizabeth Cady Stanton led a life of privilege, enjoyed cooking for her family and, in her later years, looked like a lovable grandmother, speaking soft, friendly words to strangers and friends alike. She was also one of history's most outspoken advocates of women's rights who chose to endure hardship and hostility to spread her ideas about the equality of men and women, and the need to allow women to vote. She faced down the hoots and howls of her enemies, risked her life, and uttered words that shaped public debate in her day. Her ideas about civil liberties for women have formed part of the foundation of the modern women's movement.

"As a child," says Fritz, "[Elizabeth Cady] knew that girls didn't count for much, but she didn't expect to change that." The child who did not expect to change how America treated its women became one of the...

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