Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women's Rights

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Quindaro Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 277 pages
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Driven by a deep inner need to end the mistreatment of women, Clarina Nichols (1810-1885) left the comforts of her Vermont home and moved West to the wild frontier of "Bleeding Kansas," where her sons fought alongside John Brown and she helped shaped the state's new Constitution to free slaves and give women rights they had no where else in America. Now?for the first time?the story of Clarina Nichols comes alive thanks to Diane Eickhoff, whose meticulous, six-year quest to collect and analyze Nichols's scattered writings and papers has yielded a richer understanding of this remarkable pioneer in Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women's Rights. It is more than an engaging biography; it is a window into an unjustly overlooked period in American history about the three great 19th century reform movements?women's rights, abolition, and temperance.

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User Review  - Clif - LibraryThing

This is non-fiction history written at its best. Revolutionary Heart is both well researched and skillfully written to keep the reader's attention. And if you live in Vermont, Kansas, or northern ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aaron Meyer - Goodreads

An easy to read biography of a pivotal player in many movements besides the woman's rights movement. I initially began reading this book because it was brought to my attention she had written and ... Read full review

Contents

two A Vermont Childhood
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three New York Trials
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FOUR In Print and in Love
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Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Diane Eickhoff spent more than two decades as a freelance writer placing articles in such publications as McCall's, The Lutheran, Hartford Times and Kansas City Star. As Diane Carlson she won three awards from the Educational Press Association of America. Ms. Eickhoff has written several books of Young Adult fiction, and edited textbooks for middle and high school students. An audio book adaptation of Revolutionary Heart for Young Adults entitled Frontier Freedom Fighter will be released in March as well, and a DVD “Recovering Clarina Nichols” will be released Summer of 2007 by Quindaro Press. She continues to perform as Clarina Nichols at events and chautauquas.

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