Failure is impossible : Susan B. Anthony in her own words

by Sherr, Lynn.

Format: Print Book 1995
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HQ1413.A55 S48 1995
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Biography B Ant
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Northern Tier Regional Library Nonfiction BIO ANTHONY
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 92 ANT
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Juxtaposed with contemporary reports and biographical essays, the words of this legendary suffragist reveal Susan B. Anthony as a loyal, caring friend, and an eloquent, humorous crusader. "More than a collection of well-arranged quotations, the work informs, inspires, and gives historical perspective."--The Houston Post. 33 photos & illustrations.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Made up of public statements, private letters, and entries from the diaries of Susan B. Anthony that Sherr places in a narrative historical continuity that includes biographical essays, reproductions of period engravings, and contemporary newspaper accounts, this book offers the great nineteenth-century woman's rights advocate in her totality. Here we read Anthony on a diverse range of subjects: her close friend Frederick Douglass and the slavery--that "hateful thing"--from which he escaped; foremothers and women of the future; making money and developing wealth; her own publishing career; President Cleveland, "the enemy"; dressing for success--that is, the issue of dress reform involving corsets, petticoats, and bloomers; and, of course, The Cause--women's suffrage. Anthony traveled widely--notably in a long series of journeys across the Midwest and West to promote the cause of women's suffrage--until age 85 (on account of this near constant movement, ABC News correspondent Sherr dubs her "the original frequent flier"). This biographical documentary commemorates the 175th anniversary of the suffragist's birth and the 75th of the Nineteenth Amendment most appropriately, indeed. ~--Whitney Scott"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "This collection of excerpts from speeches and letters by women's rights advocate Anthony (1820-1906) reflects her activism on many issues, including female suffrage, the abolition of slavery, temperance, domestic violence and legal rights of married women. Sherr, a correspondent for ABC's 20/20 and coauthor of Susan B. Anthony Slept Here, accompanies Anthony's eloquent words with informed biographical essays. Anthony's spirited 50-year fight to gain the vote for women is detailed here, as well as the anger she expressed when friend and antislavery activist Frederick Douglass excluded women from his fight for voting rights for African Americans. After being jailed for voting illegally, Anthony wrote, ``It was we, the people, not we, the white male citizens, but we, the whole people who formed this union.'' The 19th Amendment, granting voting rights to women, was passed 14 years after Anthony's death. Illustrations. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Anthony, Susan B. -- (Susan Brownell), -- 1820-1906.
Feminists -- United States -- Biography.
Suffragists -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Times Books,1995
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906.
Language English
Description xxviii, 382 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [369]-370) and index.
ISBN 0812924304 :
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