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The suffragist playbook : your guide to changing the world / Lucinda Robb and Rebecca Boggs Roberts.


"The women's suffrage movement was decades in the making and came with many harsh setbacks. But it resulted in a permanent victory: women's right to vote. How did the suffragists do it? One hundred years later, an eye-opening look at their playbook shows that some of their strategies seem oddly familiar. Women's marches at inauguration time? Check. Publicity stunts, optics, and influencers? They practically invented them. Petitions, lobbying, speeches, raising money, and writing articles? All of that, too. From moments of inspiration to some of the movement's darker aspects--including the racism of some suffragist leaders, violence against picketers, and hunger strikes in jail--this clear-eyed view takes in the role of key figures: Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, Ida B. Wells, Alice Paul, and many more. Engagingly narrated by Lucinda Robb and Rebecca Boggs Roberts, whose friendship goes back generations (to their grandmothers, Lady Bird Johnson and Lindy Boggs, and their mothers, Lynda Robb and Cokie Roberts), this unique melding of seminal history and smart tactics is sure to capture the attention of activists-in-the-making today"--Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781536210330
  • ISBN: 1536210331
  • Physical Description: xii, 142 pages ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Sommerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-142).
Formatted Contents Note:
Tell your story -- Set a goal -- Never give up -- It's time to talk about racism -- Engage a wider audience -- Be bold when you get stuck -- Don't always do what you're told -- Pay attention to how things look -- Do your homework -- Recruit the allies you need -- Conclusion.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12+.
Subject: Women > Suffrage > United States > History.
Suffragists > United States > History.
Pressure groups > United States > History.
Political activists > United States.
Social advocacy > United States.
Social action > United States.
Women > Suffrage > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Suffragists > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Political activists > United States > Juvenile literature.
Social advocacy > United States > Juvenile literature.
Social action > United States > Juvenile literature.
Women > Suffrage > History.
Suffragists > History.
Political activists.
Social advocacy.
Political activists.
Pressure groups.
Social action.
Social advocacy.
Women > Suffrage.
United States.
Genre: Juvenile works.
Informational works.
Young adult literature.
Young adult nonfiction.
Informational works.

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