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Suffragists in Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote

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A vivid narrative of the heroic struggle of Alice Paul and the National Woman's Party as they worked to earn the vote, framed by the demonstration known as The Great Suffrage Parade.


The Great Suffrage Parade was the first civil rights march to use the nation's capital as a backdrop. Despite sixty years of relentless campaigning by suffrage organizations, by 1913 only six s
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 11th 2017 by The History Press
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Teri
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A short review of the national suffrage movement concentrating on the years between the 1913 Washington DC suffrage parade designed to eclipse Wilson's inauguration through ratification of the 19th amendment. This book is not heavy on minute details but offers a nice overview of the major players in the movement and their activism. A good deal is spent on the protests, arrests, and hunger strikes that many endured and the schism between the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) an ...more
Brittany
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I found this really interesting and enjoyed the DC walking tour of some of the notable sites (even though I’ve been to them already). There are just many interesting facts in this book, such as “suffragette” was a term used by detractors to make fun of suffragists and that the 1913 parade cost close to 400K in today’s dollars. This was a really nice companion read to the current Library of Congress exhibit on women’s right to vote—confirms much of the information there.
Juliet
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent history of the fight for the right to vote featuring the stories of many brave determined women. These women put their lives on the line and the politics then are eerily familiar today. Includes lots of photographs and an appendix with suffrage walking tour of DC.
Diana Smith
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really loved all the details about the later era of suffragists, and it was a good short read. Wish that the book had citations/footnotes to learn more about the sources.
Sally
Apr 07, 2020 rated it liked it
It's fairly good for a history book on a narrow subject. I got caught up in the middle with the progress the ladies were making and their arrests for the cause. ...more
Julie
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. A quick engaging read about a very interesting time in women's history. ...more
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Rebecca Boggs Roberts is the author of Suffragists in Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote and Historic Congressional Cemetery. She has been many things, including a journalist, producer, tour guide, forensic anthropologist, event planner, political consultant, jazz singer, and radio talk show host. Currently she is a program coordinator for Smithsonian Associates, where she ...more

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