Susan B. Anthony: The Making of America #4 (Hardcover)

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Susan B. Anthony- (The Making of America) was a brilliantly written story about the hardship Susan B. Anthony and many other women had to face every day on a never-ending quest for women’s rights. You will feel connected, angry, and touched as you read about the uphill battle Anthony and many more experienced. Teri Kanefield follows the life of Susan B. Anthony from her childhood, all the way to her death, and everything in between. This story gives you a perspective of one of the very few daredevil women willing to give up everything for women to be equal and respected in this world where men reign superior. Because of them, that world was about to be changed forever. So come and watch America being shaped for the better in Susan B. Anthony: The Making of America.

— From Letha's Picks


In the fourth installment in the Making of America series, Susan B. Anthony, Teri Kanefield examines the life of America’s famous suffragette. Anthony was born into a world in which men ruled women: A man could beat his wife, take her earnings, have her committed into an asylum based on his word, and take her children away from her. While the young nation was ablaze with the radical notion that people could govern themselves, “people” were understood to be white and male. Women were expected to stay out of public life and debates. As Anthony saw the situation, “Women’s subsistence is in the hands of men, and most arbitrarily and unjustly does he exercise his consequent power.” She began her public career as a radical abolitionist, and after the Civil War, she became an international figurehead of the women’s suffrage movement. The book includes selections of Anthony’s writing, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index. 

About the Author

Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and the author of The Girl from the Tar Paper School and the Making of America series, among other books. She lives in San Luis Obispo, California.

Praise For…

"?A fine biography, both enlightening and entertaining, on a critical topic."

— Kirkus Reviews

"An excellent introduction to a woman that should be remembered for her tireless work to get women the right to vote and live as they chose."

— School Library Connection

"Susan B. Anthony, who fought tirelessly for women to have the right to vote, is profiled in this very readable entry in the Making of America series."

— Booklist

"Kanefield presents the entire package of [Anthony's] activism over a remarkably lengthy career."

— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419734014
ISBN-10: 1419734016
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 26th, 2019
Pages: 240
Series: The Making of America