Hi, my name is Ezra, and I’m reviewing the book Finish the Fight, by Veronica Chambers and the staff of the New York Times.
Not all women could vote before 1920, when the 19th amendment was ratified. In 1848, the Seneca Falls convention happened in Seneca Falls, New York. This was a convention where suffragists from all different walks of life met to discuss the inequality of being a woman. You were property to your husband, and in all different types of situations you were less than. I'm going to be talking a little bit about some of the suffragists who helped get women the right to vote. I have gotten all of this research from the book Finish the Fight, by Veronica Chambers and reporters at the New York Times.
One of the reasons I really like this book is because it talks about a lot of the details of the suffrage movement you wouldn't usually learn. One thing I learned about was how women got the message of a suffrage movement out. How do you spread a message? Today, it's simple. Send a text, tweet, or any other type of communication. But back in the 19th century, there was no tv, radio or internet. If suffragists wanted to start rallying, and building a community, they would need a way to spread a message. So Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, a notable African American suffragist, started a newspaper named The Woman’s Era, that would go through different cities and towns and spread the word to people. Another thing I learned after reading the book was that Native women were the example of a good society where men and women were treated equally. Women’s opinions were valued, and had a say in what happened in their tribes. This was a really good book for all audiences, kids and adults alike. With wonderful illustrations, greatly written information, this is a 10 out of 10. Thanks for watching!