Inez: The Life and Times of Inez Milholland

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Indiana University Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 265 pages

Inez Milholland was the most glamorous suffragist of the 1910s and a fearless crusader for women's rights. Moving in radical circles, she agitated for social change in the prewar years, and she epitomized the independent New Woman of the time. Her death at age 30 while stumping for suffrage in California in 1916 made her the sole martyr of the American suffrage movement. Her death helped inspire two years of militant protests by the National Woman's Party, including the picketing of the White House, which led in 1920 to ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Lumsden's study of this colorful and influential figure restores to history an important link between the homebound women of the 19th century and the iconoclastic feminists of the 1970s.

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The biography of the suffrage martyr Inez Milholland and the struggle for the vote at the turn of the 20th century. Raised in an upper class family, she was taught early on to care for people and ... Read full review

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Had her life not been cut so tragically short by illness in 1916, activist Inez Milholland most likely would have attained suffragette stardom on par with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony ... Read full review


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He sings to the wide world she to her nest
Childhood photograph of Inez and Vida Milholland

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Linda J. Lumsden is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University, where she teaches journalism and women's studies. She is author of Rampant Women: Suffragists and the Right of Assembly and Adirondack Craftspeople.

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