The Suffragist Playbook: Your Guide to Changing the World

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Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.3 X 7.2 X 0.6 inches | 0.61 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781536210330

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About the Author
Rebecca Boggs Roberts is the author of Suffragists in Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote and Historic Congressional Cemetery. She has been many things, including a journalist, producer, tour guide, forensic anthropologist, event planner, political consultant, jazz singer, and radio talk show host. Currently she is the curator of programming at Planet Word. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, three sons, and a long-eared hound.

Lucinda Robb was project director for Our Mothers Before Us: Women and Democracy, 1789-1920 at the Center for Legislative Archives. The project rediscovered thousands of overlooked original documents and produced a traveling exhibit and education program highlighting the role of women in American democracy. She also helped organize the National Archives' celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1995. She lives in Virginia with her husband, three children, one dog, and more than five hundred PEZ dispensers.
Reviews
The authors, friends from two powerful U.S. political families that have been intertwined for three generations, set out to write a quick guide showing how suffragists changed the country by securing women's voting rights...The White authors do not shy away from addressing racism within the movement, highlighting Black suffragists and noting everyone's race so that Whiteness is not the default. Each chapter title is a synopsis of a strategy (for example, "Tell Your Story," "Engage a Wider Audience," and "Recruit the Allies You Need"), and each chapter begins and ends with sage advice to readers about how to apply the successful tactics of the suffragists to today's political struggles. The bright, clean layout and color scheme are visually enticing, making this an appealing manual for action. An outstanding and inspirational guide to women's history for today's political activists.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

This collaboration between friends Robb and Roberts (Suffragists in Washington, D.C.), both scions of political families, dually functions as a well-documented history of the suffrage movement in the U.S. as well as a practical manual for activism...By not shying away from discussions of racism, jail and torture, opposition, and infighting, this how-to guide shows that "women's history is action packed," and that the suffragists served as models for other activists to follow...the language is relatable, employing current vernacular and a conversational tone ("We're looking at you, Philadelphia"), which makes for an inspiring read for aspiring activists.
--Publishers Weekly Online (starred review)