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Alice Paul and the American Suffrage Campaign

Alice Paul and the American Suffrage Campaign

by Katherine H. Adams and Michael L. Keene

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 11/12/2007

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Past biographies, histories, and government documents have ignored Alice Paul's contribution to the women's suffrage movement, but this groundbreaking study scrupulously fills the gap in the historical record. Masterfully framed by an analysis of Paul's nonviolent and visual rhetorical strategies, Alice Paul and the American Suffrage Campaign narrates the remarkable story of the first person to picket the White House, the first to attempt a national political boycott, the first to burn the president in effigy, and the first to lead a successful campaign of nonviolence. Katherine H. Adams and Michael L. Keene also chronicle other dramatic techniques that Paul deftly used to gain publicity for the suffrage movement. Stunningly woven into the narrative are accounts of many instances in which women were in physical danger. Rather than avoid discussion of Paul's imprisonment, hunger strikes, and forced feeding, the authors divulge the strategies she employed in her campaign. Paul's controversial approach, the authors assert, was essential in changing American attitudes toward suffrage.
ISBN:
9780252074714
9780252074714
Category:
Gender studies: women
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
11-12-2007
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
296
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x661mm
Weight:
0.44kg

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