Edges of boards and DJ have light shelfwear. DJ protected with mylar. Pages tight and clean. Retired library book with usual marks and attachments. Pocket and ffep removed. 156 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1972. ISBN: 067924073x. Although the Declaration of Independence held out the promise of a government that would derive its powers ""from the consent of the governed,"" it was the people who fought, step by step, to bring that promise toward reality. Here, in a dramatic account of the men and women who worked for suffrage is the record of how far the nation has come from the days when only a privileged minority could vote.