Alice Paul and the American Suffrage Campaign available in Paperback
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.
|Publisher:||University of Illinois Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Katherine H. Adams is William and Audrey Hutchinson Distinguished Professor in the department of English at Loyola University, New Orleans, and the author of several books, including A Group of Their Own: College Writing Courses and American Women Writers, 1880-1940. Michael L. Keene holds the John C. Hodges Teaching Chair in the department of English at the University of Tennessee and author of Successful Writing.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments ix
Alice Paul's Formation as Activist 1
The Commitment to Nonviolence 21
Reaching the Group through Words and Pictures 42
Parades and Other Events: Escalating the Nonviolent Pressure 76
Lobbying and Deputations 117
The Political Boycott 141
Picketing Wilson 157
Hunger Strikes and Jail 191
At Nonviolent War 215
Works Cited 249