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Book review: 'A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot' by Mary Walton
Book review: 'A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot' by Mary Walton

"A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot" by Mary Walton (Palgrave/Macmillan: 284 pp., $28.) Alice Paul was a warrior for women's suffrage. A Quaker from New Jersey, she went to Swarthmore, the college her maternal grandfather helped to establish. She was a social worker in New York, got her master's in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and, on a scholarship awarded by the Society of Friends, went to England to study at a Friends center in Birmingham. Paul had attended women's suffrage meetings with her mother and friends in America, but it was in England, where women were far more militant in their efforts to secure the vote, that...

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