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Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote (Hardcover)

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The United States of America is almost 250 years old, but American women won the right to vote less than a hundred years ago.

And when the controversial nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution-the one granting suffrage to women-was finally ratified in 1920, it passed by a mere one-vote margin.

The amendment only succeeded because a courageous group of women had been relentlessly demanding the right to vote for more than seventy years. The leaders of the suffrage movement are heroes who were fearless in the face of ridicule, arrest, imprisonment, and even torture. Many of them devoted themselves to the cause knowing they wouldn't live to cast a ballot.
The story of women's suffrage is epic, frustrating, and as complex as the women who fought for it. Illustrated with portraits, period cartoons, and other images, Roses and Radicals celebrates this captivating yet overlooked piece of American history and the women who made it happen.

About the Author


Susan Zimet has dedicated her professional life to key public policy issues such as the environment and women's rights by serving as the executive director of the Hunger Action Network of New York State, the President of Zimet Group, Inc., and the President of 2020: Project Women, Inc. Roses and Radicals is her first book for young readers and she lives in New Paltz, New York, with her family.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780451477545
ISBN-10: 0451477545
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 16th, 2018
Pages: 168
Language: English