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They Shall Be Heard: Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Introduction By Alex Haley, General Editor
The tools of freedom are simple ones. They are the right to vote, the right to speak freely, and the right to a trial by jury of one's peers. There are others, but these three are the hammers, saws, and nails of freedom's tool kit. You cannot build a just society unless all citizens have access to these tools.
The United States of America was almost 150 years old before women—half its population at any given time—were given the right to vote. It took even longer before women were allowed to serve on juries, which means that when a woman was tried in a court of law, she was judged only by men. Speech, too, was limited—fathers, husbands, or brothers could forbid a woman from voicing her opinion on a matter of concern to her.
The story you are about to read tells how women began the job of acquiring the tools of freedom. It is a story of determination, courage, and persistence. ~ Alex Haley.
(The above Foreword by Alex Haley is presented under the Creative Commons License. © 1993 Dialogue Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
They Shall Be Heard • Reviews
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
"There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers." - Susan B. Anthony.
"They Shall Be Heard profiles Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, pioneers in the Women's Rights movement from the mid-19th century into the 20th century." - Cambium Learning.
"Connell discusses the era of early women's suffrage in this easy-to-read book. She describes the work of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and their impact on the increase in women's rights in America." - California Online Resources For Education.
"A useful biography tells of a remarkable friendship that helped fuel and inspire the fight for women's rights. The opening is slow—the book begins with Susan B. Anthony reminiscing about the past—but the pace picks up as the narrative continues. An insightful look at two energetic and important women who found the strength and courage to challenge injustice." - Horn Book Review.