Alice Paul: Claiming Power by J.D. Zahniser,Amelia R. Fry

By J.D. Zahniser,Amelia R. Fry

Alice Paul has lengthy been an elusive determine within the political heritage of yankee ladies. Raised through Quaker mom and dad in Moorestown, New Jersey, she might turn into a passionate and outspoken chief of the lady suffrage move. In 1913, she reinvigorated the yankee crusade for a constitutional suffrage modification and, within the subsequent seven years, ruled that crusade and drove it to victory with daring, arguable motion -wedding braveness with resourcefulness and self-mastery.

This biography of Paul's early years and suffrage management bargains clean perception into her deepest personality and public picture, interpreting for the 1st time the assets of Paul's ambition and the expansion of her political awareness. utilizing huge oral heritage interviews with Paul and her colleagues, Authors J. D. Zahniser and Amelia R. Fry considerably revise our knowing approximately Paul's engagement with suffrage activism in England and later emergence onto the yankee scene. although her Quaker upbringing has lengthy been visible because the spark for her dedication to women's rights Zahniser and Fry convey how her formative years one of the pals solid the most important elements of Paul's personality, yet her political zeal built 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, specially her dealings together with her most crucial political adversaries, Woodrow Wilson and rival suffrage chief Carrie Chapman Catt. making use of new examine to the power questions about Alice Paul and her legacy this compelling biography analyzes Paul's aura and management characteristics, sheds new mild on her existence and paintings and is key analyzing for a person the girl suffrage movement.

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