Alice Paul: Equality for Women by Christine LunardiniAlice Paul: Equality for Women by Christine Lunardini

Alice Paul: Equality for Women

byChristine Lunardini

Paperback | November 6, 2012

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Alice Paul: Equality for Women shows the dominant and unwavering role Paul played in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, granting the vote to American women. The dramatic details of Paul's imprisonment and solitary confinement, hunger strike, and force-feeding at the hands of the U.S. government illustrate her fierce devotion to the cause she spent her life promoting. Placed in the context of the first half of the twentieth century, Paul's story also touches on issues of progressivism and labor reform, race and class, World War I patriotism and America's emerging role as a global power, women's activism in the political sphere, and the global struggle for women's rights.

About the Lives of American Women series: Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era. The emphasis is on a "good read," featuring accessible writing and compelling narratives, without sacrificing sound scholarship and academic integrity. Primary sources at the end of each biography reveal the subject's perspective in her own words. Study questions and an annotated bibliography support the student reader.

Christine Lunardinireceived her M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University and has taught at Princeton University, Barnard College, and Pace University. She is the author of several books on women's history as well as many articles.Series editorCarol Berkinis a well-known women's historian and the author of many popular and scholarly boo...
Title:Alice Paul: Equality for WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 8.62 × 5.62 × 0.62 inPublished:November 6, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813347610

ISBN - 13:9780813347615

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Table of Contents


1 Becoming Alice Paul
2 History, Politics, and Strategy
3 Where Are All the People?
4 A Splendid Year and a Growing Rivalry
5 Taking on the Democrats
6 A New Plan, a New Party, an Old Fight
7 The War Against Women
8 Victory and Discord
9 The Quest for Equality for Women
10 Epilogue


Editorial Reviews

"This concise book ... is perfect for college students. It is a valuable addition to the 'Lives of American Women' series, and is recommended for all collections on the subject and as well as for relevant high school or college courses."—Theresa McDevitt, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Library"An inherently fascinating biography of a truly remarkable woman, Alice Paul is a superbly written account and highly recommended."—The Midwest Book ReviewPraise for the Lives of American Women series"Finally! The majority of students—by which I mean women—will have the opportunity to read biographies of women from our nation's past. (Men can read them too, of course!) The ‘Lives of American Women' series features an eclectic collection of books, readily accessible to students who will be able to see the contributions of women in many fields over the course of our history. Long overdue, these books will be a valuable resource for teachers, students, and the public at large."—Cokie Roberts, author of Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty