A Woman S Crusade

Author : Mary Walton
ISBN : 0230111416
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Alice Paul began her life as a studious girl from a strict Quaker family in New Jersey. In 1907, a scholarship took her to England, where she developed a passionate devotion to the suffrage movement. Upon her return to the United States, Alice became the leader of the militant wing of the American suffrage movement. Calling themselves "Silent Sentinels," she and her followers were the first protestors to picket the White House. Arrested and jailed, they went on hunger strikes and were force-fed and brutalized. Years before Gandhi's campaign of nonviolent resistance, and decades before civil rights demonstrations, Alice Paul practiced peaceful civil disobedience in the pursuit of equal rights for women. With her daring and unconventional tactics, Alice Paul eventually succeeded in forcing President Woodrow Wilson and a reluctant U.S. Congress to pass the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Here at last is the inspiring story of the young woman whose dedication to women's rights made that long-held dream a reality.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Phyllis Schlafly And Grassroots Conservatism

Author : Donald T. Critchlow
ISBN : 9780691136240
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Based on access to Schlafly's papers and sixty other archival collections, offers a look at the private life and public convictions of the arch-conservative and determined opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment, gay rights, and reproductive freedom.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Justice At Guantanamo

Author : Kristine Huskey
ISBN : 9781599217659
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A tell-all journey of how one woman landed the toughest legal career on the planet—defending suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay—by using personal strength, courage, and never letting anyone tell her no. /FONT
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Sinner And Saint

Author : Alphonso Alva Hopkins
ISBN : WISC:89099755787
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Author : Michael Bellesiles
ISBN : 9781595585943
Genre : History
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In 1877, a decade after the Civil War, not only was the United States gripped by a deep depression, but the country was also in the throes of nearly unimaginable violence and upheaval marking the end of the brief period known as Reconstruction and a return to white rule across the South. In the wake of the contested presidential election of 1876, white supremacist mobs swept across the South, killing and driving out the last of the Reconstruction state governments. A strike involving millions of railroad workers turned violent as it spread from coast-to-coast, and for a moment seemed close to toppling the nation’s economic structure. In 1877, celebrated historian Michael Bellesiles reveals that the fires of that fated year also fueled a hothouse of cultural and intellectual innovation. Bellesiles relates the story of 1877 not just through dramatic events, but also through the lives of famous and little-known Americans.
Category: History

Ardent Complaints And Equivocal Piety

Author : William E. Jackson
ISBN : 0761825509
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Ardent Complaints and Equivocal Piety treats three sets of medieval German crusade poems, in most of which the crusades are pictured as a source of distress, disenchantment, or even annoyance. These groups of German poems are treated against a background of Latin crusade poems in which the crusades cause stress and distress of a different kind.
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A Woman S Walk In Truth

Author : Vonette Bright
ISBN : 9780736941518
Genre : Religion
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Award-winning radio host Vonette Bright is the founder of Women Today ministries and co-founder with husband, Dr. Bill Bright, of Campus Crusade for Christ International. She speaks regularly to thousands of women about the importance and joy of walking in the truth of God's Word. In this beautiful padded hardcover filled with refreshing devotions, select verses, "This I Believe" statements, and stories of women modeling remarkable faith, Vonette encourages all women to: choose God and His character as their foundation of truth move forward with renewed confidence in Christ demonstrate their faith convictions in their daily ways make God the center of their life experience God's remarkable purpose for them Through each meditation, Vonette leads women to give every area of their life to God's control and experience the blessings of a daily journey lived in Christ's love.
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Gender And The American Temperance Movement Of The Nineteenth Century

Author : Holly Berkley Fletcher
ISBN : 9781135894412
Genre : History
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During the nineteenth century, the American temperance movement underwent a visible, gendered shift in its leadership as it evolved from a male-led movement to one dominated by the women. However, this transition of leadership masked the complexity and diversity of the temperance movement. Through an examination of the two icons of the movement -- the self-made man and the crusading woman -- Fletcher demonstrates the evolving meaning and context of temperance and gender. Temperance becomes a story of how the debate on racial and gender equality became submerged in service to a corporate, political enterprise and how men’s and women’s identities and functions were reconfigured in relationship to each other and within this shifting political and cultural landscape.
Category: History