You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? Themes & Characters

Jean Fritz
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The central figure of You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? was born Elizabeth Cady in 1815 in Johnstown, New York, which was "a gloomy-looking town that cowered beneath poplar trees." Elizabeth had four sisters—Harriet, Margaret, Tryphena, and Catherine—three dead brothers, and another brother, Eleazar, who died just after college. This grieved her father, Judge Cady, greatly, and Elizabeth wanted to make him happy. She was a girl, but Fritz says, "Still, perhaps she could make it up to her father if she became just as good as a boy, as smart and brave as Eleazar had been. So that's what she'd do. To be smart, she would study Greek. To be brave, she would learn to ride a horse so well that she would be able to jump fences—even high fences." By this account, Elizabeth was a remarkable child, for she...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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