Ever wonder what our foremothers were doing while our forefathers were making recorded history? And what did these women do to claim their social and political power to change their circumstances? We Demand the Right to Vote: The Journey to the 19th Amendment introduces readers to American women's first civil rights movement known as "Women's Suffrage"--women's 72-year struggle for social and political equality that culminated in their winning the right to vote via the 19th Amendment. With that right well in hand, women could change their worlds.
Written in a conversational, easy-to-read style, this illustrated historical account commences with Native American cultural influences and continues with women's conventions, arrests, trials, petitions, battles won, and those lost to reveal society's slow acceptance of women's involvement outside of their socially prescribed realm. Throughout the book's journey, enchanting artwork--inspired by historical events, people, quotes, and memorabilia--visually illustrates the various pivotal moments chronicled in each chapter.
We Demand the Right to Vote is an overview from the national perspective of this defining period in women's history--which is not taught in our schools, nor is it part of the common knowledge of our country's overall history, yet. Both a history book and an art book, We Demand The Right To Vote is ideal for audiences of all ages--an enjoyable, beautiful, and rousing read worth further exploration.