Iron-Jawed Angels: The Suffrage Militancy of the National Woman's Party, 1912-1920

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University Press of America, 1991 - History - 299 pages
This work provides an analysis of how the National Woman's Party's militancy evolved during the period of early 20th-century feminism and American suffrage as a response to the intransigence of male-centred government. Working first as aggressive political lobbyists in an era of progressive reform, the militants brought their struggle on into a period of war hysteria in which they developed an effective strategy of non-violent civil disobedience as anti-government dissenters. Feminist militancy and readiness to resist authorities and break the law for women's rights developed gradually. Male authorities responded to the perceived threat of these iron-jawed females.

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Iron-Jawed Angels is Linda G. Ford's (author touchstone is incorrect) doctoral dissertation turned into published book. As such, it reads academically. This in no way detracts from the fascinating ... Read full review


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Linda G. Ford is Assistant Professor of History at Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire.

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