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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 ladies. Raised via Quaker mom and dad in Moorestown, New Jersey, she may turn into a passionate and outspoken chief of the girl suffrage stream. 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 deepest personality and public picture, interpreting for the 1st time the assets of Paul's ambition and the expansion of her political realization. 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 yankee scene. even though her Quaker upbringing has lengthy been noticeable because the spark for her dedication to women's rights Zahniser and Fry exhibit how her youth one of the acquaintances 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 talents, in particular her dealings together with her most vital political adversaries, Woodrow Wilson and rival suffrage chief Carrie Chapman Catt. using new examine to the continual questions on Alice Paul and her legacy this compelling biography analyzes Paul's aura and management features, sheds new gentle on her existence and paintings and is key studying for somebody the lady suffrage movement.

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