The Extraordinary Suzy Wright

The Extraordinary Suzy Wright

A Colonial Woman on the Frontier

eBook - 2016
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Children are taught much about the men who shaped early America, but history-shaping colonial women remain largely unknown and undiscussed. The Extraordinary Suzy Wright sets about to change that, telling the little-known story of Quaker Susanna (Suzy) Wright (1697-1784), 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 contemporaries - including Benjamin Franklin; James Logan, Pennsylvania's governor and chief justice; and a few signers of the Declaration of Independence - reveal 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 author's note, bibliography, and index.
Publisher: [United States] : Abrams : Made available through hoopla, 2016
ISBN: 9781613129173
1613129173
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Apr 07, 2016

A great book for young women! I learned a lot about Susannah "Suzy" Wright, who was an amazing woman, and about the Quakers in early American history. It's like a long picture book (recommended for 4th graders and up), but worth reading. It touches on not only Suzy's history, but also women issues, early american wars, Native Americans, politics, science, poetry, and much more. I highly recommend this!

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