Airing November 7 and 8 on PBS, this new documentary film by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes tells the story of "one of the most productive working partnerships in US history," that of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. As the site describes them, "Stanton was the leading voice and philosopher of the women's rights and suffrage movements while Anthony was the powerhouse who commandeered the legions of women who struggled to win the ballot for American women." This fine companion Website offers a number of related resources. First among these is a well-crafted, 20-part overview of Stanton and Anthony's lives and the nineteenth-century women's movement with streaming audio that presumably comes from the documentary. The Resources section of the site contains information on teaching the history of women's rights; selected articles, essays, and original documents; a biographical sketch of Stanton and Anthony; a suggested reading list; and annotated links. Other offerings include a discussion forum, essays on the current state of women's rights, a kids section, and an interview with the filmmakers. Simply put, PBS has done it again.
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