Rabble rousers : 20 women who made a difference
|Format:||Print Book 2003|
|Availability:||Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 12 copies|
Just in time for Women's History Month, here are short, spirited profiles of twenty women who impacted life in America by speaking out against injustice and fighting for social improvements. The folksy, friendly narrative introduces such fascinating figures as Sojourner Truth, abolitionist preacher; Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, a Civil War physician; Margaret Sanger, birth control pioneer; and Doris Haddock, a ninety-two-year-old champion of campaign-finance reform. The book spans over two hundred years of American history and includes time lines for such important social movements as abolition, woman suffrage, labor, and civil rights. Readers inspired by these fiery women can use the civil action tips and resources in the back of the book to do some of their own rabble-rousing.
Emma Hart Willard
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Susan B. Anthony
Dr. Mary Edwards Walker
Frances E. Willard
Mary E. Lease
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett
Mary Harris Jones
Fannie Lou Hamer
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Women social reformers
-- United States
Women political activists -- United States -- Biography.
Women -- United States -- Biography.
Social movements -- United States -- History.
|Publisher|| New York :Dutton Children's Books,2003
64 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-60) and index.