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Alice Paul engaged in hunger strikes when imprisoned for agitating for Women's suffrage in England. This article describes the process and her reaction. "When the forcible feeding was ordered, I was taken from my bed, carried to another room and…

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Fourteen Suffragists stand on the picket line outside the Wilson White House. The sign reads, "Mr. President How Long Must Women Wait For Liberty." Wilson would lead the United States to war by calling it a democratic crusade. American women used…

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Two Americans in Guildhall Plot.pdf
The Guildhall Exploit was an assault on the refined world of the English government. Long accustomed to relying on a stubborn style of compromise the British government was slow to recognize the seriousness of the suffragist movement. Smashing…

Woman Arrests Suffrage Pickets.pdf
This article describes the arrest of two picketers, one of whom is Lucy Burns, outside the White House. The article relate that Burns was called on by a female officer to go peacefully and relinquish the banner she was carrying with her associate. …

Wilson Exhorts the Foreign Born.pdf
This article talks about Wilson calling the nation together in a time of war in Europe during a speech in Chicago. After his arrival, but before his speech, NWP protesters arrived carrying signs calling on Wilson to endorse women's suffrage. After…

Suffragists Plan to Continue Trouble.pdf
This article describes the NWP as an organization determined to continue its efforts. The incarcerated picketers are described as uncomfortable in prison but determined to succeed. Alice Paul is shown as an indefatigable organizer, using the news…

In 1913 Alice Paul and Lucy Burns returned to the United States from the United Kingdom. The two women sought to create a political entity that would agitate for woman's suffrage at the federal level. For decades, the primary woman's suffrage…

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Emily Pankhurst derides the suffragists who favor a conciliatory approach to the British political establishment. Ignoring the pledge to consider women's suffrage in the coming days Pankhurst argues that more, not less, aggression was needed to…
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