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Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Susan B. Anthony Breaks US Law to Vote

Anthony was an important figure in the 19th c. US women's suffrage movement. In 1869, Anthony, together with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded an association dedicated to securing voting rights for women. Three years later, she defied US law and voted in the presidential election, asserting that the 14th Amendment entitled her to do so. She was arrested and fined, but her actions drew great attention to the women's rights movement. Anthony was involved in what other social and political movements?



Satellite Radio

A satellite radio is a digital radio that receives signals broadcast by communications satellite. Since satellite radio operates wherever there is line of sight between the antenna and satellite, the signal spans a much wider geographical range than terrestrial radio. Satellite radio service is subscription-based and can only be accessed through specialized receivers. How many satellites are generally needed to provide service to an entire continent?

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Ida Tarbell

Tarbell's investigative journalism earned her a reputation as a leading “muckraker,” or one who investigates and exposes issues of corruption and misconduct. Her 19-part exposé for McClure's magazine led to the breakup of the Standard Oil monopoly and is seen as a model for journalism today. These articles were later published in a book titled The History of the Standard Oil Company. Where did this book rank on a 1999 list of the top 100 works of journalism in the 20th century?

Last updated on Monday, 5th November 2007

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