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A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot

… and speaking of Swarthmore’s historical links to the pursuit of justice, see this announcement about an upcoming event at Swarthmore’s Public Library.

A Discussion with Mary Walton, author of A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
7:00 pm Swarthmore Public Library (location)

Praise for A Woman’s Crusade:

“Mary Walton, a veteran reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer, has captured Paul’s fire, her slow burn in A Woman’s Crusade. Part of the genius of the book lies in Walton’s quiet analysis of the methods used by the National American Woman Suffrage Assn. and the National Women’s Party, founded by Paul in 1916.”–Los Angeles Times

“Perhaps more than any other person, Alice Paul was responsible for U.S. women finally securing the right to vote in 1920—and yet most Americans have never heard of her. It’s astonishing that an individual of such courage and accomplishment would have to be “rescued” from obscurity, but that’s precisely what Mary Walton has done with this dynamic and entertaining biography. Walton sweeps the reader along in Alice Paul’s seven-year crusade for suffrage, all the way to its nail-biting conclusion. This is a wonderful and important book.”—Thomas Kunkel, author of Genius in Disguise: Harold Ross of The New Yorker

Copies of A Woman’s Crusade will be available for purchase and signing after the program.

All programs are free and open to the public. Please register at the library, call 610-543-0436 or email swarthmore@delcolibraries.org.

Alice Paul