The Voice of Liberty



In 1886, the Statue of Liberty came to America. If Liberty had been a real woman, she would have had no voice in her new country. She could not vote or run for office. The men in charge of unveiling the statue in New York Harbor even declared that women could not set foot on the island during the welcoming ceremony. That did not stop New York suffragists Matilda Joslyn Gage, Lillie Devereux Blake, and Katherine ("Katie") Devereux Blake. They wanted women to have the liberty to vote and participate in government. They were determined to give the new statue a voice. But, first, they had to find a boat. Matilda, Lillie, and Katie organized hundreds of people and sailed a cattle barge to the front of the day's ceremonyƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚"ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚€ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚"making news and raising their voices for LIBERTY.

Product Details

$19.95  $18.35
South Dakota State Historical Society
Publish Date
September 15, 2020
9.1 X 12.0 X 0.4 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

Angelica Shirley Carpenter loves to read. She is active in the International Wizard of Oz Club, the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She served as director of the Palm Springs Public Library in Florida and the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children's Literature at California State University, Fresno. The South Dakota Historical Society Press also published her acclaimed biography, "Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist" in 2018.
Edwin Fotheringham is an award-winning illustrator, whose numerous picture books include "The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)," "Mermaid Queen," and "What to Do about Alice." He graduated from the University of Washington School of Art in Seattle, where he resides with his family. Fotheringham has worked in nearly every publication medium from punk rock record covers to the New Yorker.