By Mary Walton
Alice Paul started her lifestyles as a studious woman from a strict Quaker relations in New Jersey. In 1907, a scholarship took her to England, the place she constructed a passionate devotion to the suffrage flow. Upon her go back to the USA, Alice turned the chief of the militant wing of the yank suffrage circulate. Calling themselves "Silent Sentinels," she and her fans have been the 1st protestors to wood the White condo. Arrested and jailed, they went on starvation moves and have been force-fed and brutalized. Years prior to Gandhi's crusade of nonviolent resistance, and many years sooner than civil rights demonstrations, Alice Paul practiced peaceable civil disobedience within the pursuit of equivalent rights for girls.
With her bold and unconventional strategies, Alice Paul finally succeeded in forcing President Woodrow Wilson and a reluctant U.S. Congress to cross the 19th modification, granting girls the perfect to vote. right here ultimately is the inspiring tale of the younger girl whose commitment to women's rights made that long-held dream a reality.
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A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot by Mary Walton