Alice Paul and the Fight for Women's Rights: From the Vote to the Equal Rights Amendment

Alice Paul and the Fight for Women's Rights: From the Vote to the Equal Rights Amendment

by Deborah Kops

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Here is the story of extraordinary leader Alice Paul, from the women's suffrage movement—the long struggle for votes for women—to the “second wave,” when women demanded full equality with men. Paul made a significant impact on both. She reignited the sleepy suffrage moment with dramatic demonstrations and provocative banners. After women won the vote in 1920, Paul wrote the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which would make all the laws that discriminated against women unconstitutional. Passage of the ERA became the rallying cry of a new movement of young women in the 1960s and ’70s. Paul saw another chance to advance women’s rights when the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 began moving through Congress. She set in motion the “sex amendment,” which remains a crucial legal tool for helping women fight discrimination in the workplace. Includes archival images, author’s note, bibliography, and source notes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629797953
Publisher: Highlights
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 696,816
Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 10 - 17 Years

About the Author

Deborah Kops has written more than twenty nonfiction books for children and young adults. Her most recent work, The Great Molasses Flood: Boston, 1919 (Charlesbridge), was a finalist for the 2013 Boston Authors Club’s Young Reader’s Prize, was on the National Council for the Social Studies’ list of Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People for 2013, and was also named to the New York Public Library’s 2012 list, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit

Table of Contents

Prologue 9

Chapter 1 Quaker Roots 11

Chapter 2 Protest Lessons in London 22

Chapter 3 Upstaging the President-Elect 38

Chapter 4 Shaking Up the Woman Suffrage Movement 54

Chapter 5 A Permanent Delegation to the White House 72

Chapter 6 From Picket Lines to Prison Cells and Back 85

Chapter 7 Iiunger Strike! 101

Chapter 8 "Like … Sand that Gets into Your Eyes" 118

Chapter 9 Equal Rights for Women 136

Chapter 10 A New Generation Demands Equal Rights 158

Epilogue 174

Who Is Who 178

Author's Note 185

Source Notes 188

Bibliography 200

Acknowledgments 207

Index 209

Picture Credits 221

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