The Extraordinary Suzy Wright: A Colonial Woman on the Frontier

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$11.84
UPC:
9781419718663
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 15, 2016)
Age Range:
8 - 12 years
Shipping Weight:
1.4 pounds
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
10 x 0.5 x 10 inches
Binding:
Hardcover
Pages:
64
Grade Level:
3 - 7
ISBN-10:
1419718665
ISBN-13:
978-1419718663
Lexile Measure:
1220L
Author:
Teri Kanefield

Product Overview

Children are taught much about the men who shaped early America, but history-shaping colonial women remain largely unknown and undiscussed.The Extraordinary Suzy Wrightsets about to change that, telling the little-known story of Quaker Susanna (Suzy) Wright (16971784), a renowned poet and political activist. Suzy helped settle the Pennsylvania frontier, where she acted as legal counselor to her less literate neighbors, preparing wills, deeds, indentures, and other contracts. Surviving documents and correspondence between Suzy and a host of her contemporariesincluding Benjamin Franklin; James Logan, Pennsylvanias governor and chief justice; and a few signers of the Declaration of Independencereveal that Suzy, from her home on the frontier, exerted considerable influence in the highest circles of Pennsylvania government. This fascinating and inspiring story includes an authors note, bibliography, and index.

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