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The Extraordinary Suzy Wright

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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.


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Publisher: ABRAMS

Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 15, 2016

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781613129173
  • File size: 11437 KB
  • Release date: March 15, 2016

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781613129173
  • File size: 11437 KB
  • Release date: March 15, 2016

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:8
Lexile® Measure:1220
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:6

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.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    ABRAMS

    Kindle Book
    Release date: March 15, 2016

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781613129173
    File size: 11437 KB
    Release date: March 15, 2016

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781613129173
    File size: 11437 KB
    Release date: March 15, 2016

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 8
    Lexile® Measure: 1220
    Interest Level: 4-8(MG)
    Text Difficulty: 6
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