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Iron-Jawed Angels

Iron-Jawed Angels

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by Linda G. Ford

ISBN-10: 0819182060

ISBN-13: 9780819182067

Pub. Date: 08/01/1991

Publisher: UPA

This book is an in-depth analysis of how the National Woman's Party's militancy evolved during the period of early twentieth century feminism and American suffrage as a response to the intransigence of male-centered government. Working first as aggressive political lobbyists in an era of progressive reform, the militants brought their struggle on into a period of

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jj39 More than 1 year ago
Lucy Burns was chained by her hands to the cell bars above her head where she hung for the rest of the night, barely able to breathe. Dora Lewis was thrown into a dark cell and knocked out cold when her jailers slammed her head against the iron bed. Other women were dragged, beaten, choked, pinched, twisted and kicked by their jailers. Alice Paul refused to eat and was force fed through a tube jabbed down into her throat, creating massive bleeding from her mouth and nose. Who were these criminals? None other than the peaceful protesters who stood at the gates of Woodrow Wilson's White House in 1917,on the eve of World War I, with signs that said America is no democracy when women cannot vote. Both federal and local governments collaborated on how to handle these militant women and finally threw them into the workhouse where they were abused continually by their jailers. What was their crime? Local and federal officials finally came up with a charge of "obstructing sidewalk traffic." This, of course, was a violation of these women's civil liberties. The arrests were unconstitutional because the protesters were not allowed due process of law. This book is a classic and should be in every library in the land and in every home where women reside. Recommended highly along with the other books listed as recommended. Julia@JuliaHughesJones.com