Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 1.45 pounds
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About the Author

Kimberly A. Hamlin is associate professor of American studies and history at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.


Free Thinker is as vivid and arresting as its subject. And Helen Hamilton Gardener's insistent argument, that American women were 'self-respecting, self-directing human units with brains and bodies sacredly their own, ' still feels as urgent and as radical as it did a century ago.--Jane Kamensky, Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Harvard University
Free Thinker is an incredible biography of far more than a fascinating woman...A must read for anyone looking for a nuanced view of the complicated legacy of the suffrage movement.--Marcia Chatelain, author of Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America and South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration
Hamlin provides a captivating behind-the-scenes view of the suffrage movement on the cusp of its final victory, and her eloquent account sparkles with Gardener's sharp personality. Feminists and fans of women's history will be exhilarated.
Throughout the chronological, passionately researched narrative, Hamlin captures all angles of her fascinating subject. A captivating story of yet another strong, brilliant woman who should be better known.
This vivid and exuberant portrait of a dynamic, complex activist and her world is highly recommended.--Sara Jorgensen