March of the Suffragettes

Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the March for Voting Rights
Product Number: EB00684069
Released: Sep 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781936976812
Publisher: Zest Books
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Description

In 1912 and 1913 a young activist named Rosalie Gardiner Jones formed an all-woman army and marched across five states demanding equal rights for women. First they marched from Broadway in New York City to Albany in the dead of winter, through the Hudson Valley and skirting the Adirondacks, while two of America's most wanted fugitives were still at-large in the dense woods of upstate New York. "General" Jones then led her all-female army on an even more incredible march from New York to Washington, DC, culminating in an 8000-marcher strong parade through the streets of the capital. A mostly male mob attempted to disrupt the parade and the resulting chaos became the subject of a formal Congressional inquiry. History has mostly forgotten Rosalie Gardiner Jones and her amazing story, but author Jack has recovered it and turned it into a thrilling - and inspiring - account of politics, courage, and the power of a righteous cause.

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