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By J.D. Zahniser,Amelia R. Fry

Alice Paul has lengthy been an elusive determine within the political historical past of yank girls. Raised through Quaker mom and dad in Moorestown, New Jersey, she could turn into a passionate and outspoken chief of the girl suffrage circulation. In 1913, she reinvigorated the yank crusade for a constitutional suffrage modification and, within the subsequent seven years, ruled that crusade and drove it to victory with daring, debatable motion -wedding braveness with resourcefulness and self-mastery.

This biography of Paul's early years and suffrage management bargains clean perception into her inner most character and public picture, studying for the 1st time the resources of Paul's ambition and the expansion of her political attention. utilizing vast oral historical past interviews with Paul and her colleagues, Authors J. D. Zahniser and Amelia R. Fry considerably revise our figuring out approximately Paul's engagement with suffrage activism in England and later emergence onto the yank scene. notwithstanding her Quaker upbringing has lengthy been noticeable because the spark for her dedication to women's rights Zahniser and Fry convey how her early life one of the neighbors cast an important features of Paul's personality, yet her political zeal constructed out of years of schooling and exploration. The authors discover the ways that her involvement with the British suffragists Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst honed her instincts and abilities, specifically her dealings together with her most crucial political adversaries, Woodrow Wilson and rival suffrage chief Carrie Chapman Catt. making use of new learn to the power questions on Alice Paul and her legacy this compelling biography analyzes Paul's air of mystery and management characteristics, sheds new gentle on her lifestyles and paintings and is key examining for someone the girl suffrage movement.

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