Susan B. Anthony: The Making of America #4 by Teri KanefieldIn 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.
The Life of Susan B. Anthony
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Susan B. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of In , she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton , who became her lifelong friend and co-worker in social reform activities, primarily in the field of women's rights. In , they founded the New York Women's State Temperance Society after Anthony was prevented from speaking at a temperance conference because she was female. In , they founded the Women's Loyal National League , which conducted the largest petition drive in United States history up to that time, collecting nearly , signatures in support of the abolition of slavery.
Born on Feb. Anthony was a pioneer crusader for the woman suffrage movement in the United States and president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Her work helped pave the way for the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. Born on February 15, , in Adams, Massachusetts , Anthony grew up in a politically active family. They worked to end slavery in what was called the abolitionist movement. They were also part of the temperance movement, which wanted the production and sale of alcohol limited or stopped completely.
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Her work helped pave the way for the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution , giving women the right to vote. She was president — of the National Woman Suffrage Association. Her work helped pave the way for the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. In Susan B.
The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote was named for Susan B. Anthony , as was a world record-holding ship. What else don't you know about this famous leader of the Suffrage movement? Susan was not present to attend. Susan B. Anthony was circulating anti-slavery petitions when she was 16 and 17 years old.
Anthony, was an American writer, lecturer and abolitionist who was a leading figure in the women's voting rights movement. Raised in a Quaker household, Anthony went on to work as a teacher. In , Susan B. Anthony attended an anti-slavery conference, where she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Anthony also started petitions for women to have the right to own property and to vote. She traveled extensively, campaigning on the behalf of women. She spent years promoting the society's cause up until the Civil War.