By Bernadette Cahill

while girls picketed the White residence not easy the vote on January 10, 1917, they broke new floor in political activism. not easy that President Wilson effect Congress, they marched within the streets within the nation’s first ever coast-to-coast crusade for political rights. girls have been imprisoned for peaceable protests, went on starvation moves and have been overwhelmed and tortured via experts. yet they received the nineteenth modification, making sure that the proper to vote couldn't be denied as a result of gender. Their winning nonviolent civil rights crusade confirmed a precedent for those who undefined, giving them the tools—including the vote—needed to boost their pursuits. This ebook chronicles the paintings of Alice Paul and the nationwide Woman’s get together and their impression on American political activism.

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