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Extraordinary Suzy Wright : A Colonial Woman on the Frontier (School And Library) (Teri Kanefield)
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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.
Number of Pages: 64
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Teri Kanefield
Street Date: March 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-2665
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