Woman's Crusade Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot

ISBN-10: 0230611753
ISBN-13: 9780230611757
Edition: 2010
Authors: Mary Walton
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Description: Alice Paul began her life as a quiet girl from a strict Quaker family in New Jersey. But as a young woman, an interest in social work brought her to England, where she apprenticed with the militant suffrage movement there, led by Emmeline Pankhurst  More...

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List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 8/17/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Alice Paul began her life as a quiet girl from a strict Quaker family in New Jersey. But as a young woman, an interest in social work brought her to England, where she apprenticed with the militant suffrage movement there, led by Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters. Upon her return to the United States, Alice founded her own suffrage movement. Calling themselves "Silent Sentinels," she and her followers were the first protestors to picket the White House. Behind bars, they went on hunger strikes and were force-fed and brutalized. Years before Gandhi's campaign of nonviolent resistance, and decades before civil rights demonstrations, Alice Paul and her followers practiced peaceful civil disobedience. In 1920, a woman's right to vote finally became law. In celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Sentinels' great victory, here at last is the inspiring story of the woman who dedicated her life to winning universal suffrage for women and helped propel that dream to reality.

Author's Note
Prologue
Quaker, Social Worker, Suffragette!
�Thrilling Times�
Philadelphia Story
Marching Where the Men March
�I Did Not Know Men Could Be Such Fiends�
The Split
Summer of Discontent
Young Women Go West
Field Trip
Miss Paul and Mr. Wilson
A Martyr Is Born
Silent Sentinels
�Women Are Always Hippodroning Around Here�
Banner Days
Pardon to Prison
Night of Terror
Stalemate
Victory!
Forward into Light
Epilogue
Note on Major Sources
Notes
Index

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