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9780062976000

The women's march : a novel of the 1913 woman suffrage procession

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Twenty-five-year-old Alice Paul returns to her native New Jersey after several years on the front lines of the suffrage movement in Great Britain. Weakened from imprisonment and hunger strikes, she is nevertheless determined to invigorate the stagnant suffrage movement in her homeland. Nine states have already granted women voting rights, but only a constitutional amendment will secure the vote for all.To inspire support for the campaign, Alice organizes a magnificent procession down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, the day before the inauguration of President-elect Woodrow Wilson, a firm antisuffragist. Joining the march is thirty-nine-year-old New Yorker Maud Malone, librarian and advocate for womeńs and workerś rights. The daughter of Irish immigrants, Maud has acquired a reputatiońand a criminal record́for interrupting politicianś speeches with pointed questions theýd rather ignore. Civil rights activist and journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett resolves that women of color must also be included in the march́and the proposed amendment. Born into slavery in Mississippi, Ida worries that white suffragists may exclude Black women if it serves their own interests. On March 3, 1913, the glorious march commences, but negligent police allow vast crowds of belligerent men to block the parade routéjeering, shouting threats, assaulting the marcherśendangering not only the success of the demonstration but the womeńs very lives. Inspired by actual events,℗The Womeńs March℗offers a fascinating account of a crucial but little-remembered moment in American history, a turning point in the struggle for womeńs rights.℗

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2 current holds with 28 total copies.
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Dansville Public Library FIC CHI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300613162
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10/05/2021
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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