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Mr. President, how long must we wait? : Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the fight for the right to vote

by Cassidy, Tina,

Format: Print Book 2019.
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In this "heroic narrative" ( The Wall Street Journal ), discover the inspiring and timely account of the complex relationship between leading suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson in her fight for women's equality.

Woodrow Wilson lands in Washington, DC in March of 1913, a day before he is set to take the presidential oath of office. He is surprised by the modest turnout. The crowds and reporters are blocks away from Union Station, watching a parade of eight thousand suffragists on Pennsylvania Avenue in a first-of-its-kind protest organized by a twenty-five-year-old activist named Alice Paul. The next day, the New York Times calls the procession "one of the most impressively beautiful spectacles ever staged in this country."

Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? weaves together two storylines: the trajectories of Alice Paul and Woodrow Wilson, two apparent opposites. Paul's procession of suffragists resulted in her being granted a face-to-face meeting with President Wilson, one that would lead to many meetings and much discussion, but little progress for women. With no equality in sight and patience wearing thin, Paul organized the first group to ever picket in front of the White House lawn--night and day, through sweltering summer mornings and frigid fall nights.

From solitary confinement, hunger strikes, and the psychiatric ward to ever more determined activism, Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? reveals the courageous, near-death journey it took, spearheaded in no small part by Alice Paul's leadership, to grant women the right to vote in America. "A remarkable tale" ( Kirkus Reviews ) and a rousing portrait of a little-known feminist heroine, this is an eye-opening exploration of a crucial moment in American history one century before the Women's March.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This engaging account of the conflict surrounding the enactment of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, is an extensively researched, easy-to-follow narrative. Cassidy makes the struggle personal by providing telling insights into the lives of two main adversaries: Alice Paul, relentless and charismatic champion of women's suffrage, and President Woodrow Wilson, an initial opponent who eventually came around and voiced his support, albeit tepidly. Their social and political maneuvering unfolds amidst other dramas of varying national scope: WWI, the precarious League of Nations, racial unrest, activist spectacles and parades, jail sentences, hunger strikes, and the death of Wilson's first wife, Ellen, and his hasty marriage to his second wife, Edith, who largely assumed the duties of the presidency after his stroke. Details abound, whether appearing in biographical anecdotes, records of sordid prison conditions, or evolving slogans on protest placards. Readers will come away with increased appreciation for these heroic efforts devoted to women's suffrage plus new-found empathy for the combatants on both sides.--Kathleen McBroom Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Journalist Cassidy's vivacious biography of militant activist Alice Paul, one of the undersung heroes of the American women's suffrage movement and a key player in the adoption of the 19th Amendment, looks at her in the context of and in contrast to President Woodrow Wilson, whom Paul and her peers considered their primary antagonist. Cassidy highlights, with clear admiration, Paul's energy, vision, and persistence, crediting her with pushing for methods of engagement that are still key to protestors today-marches, picketing at the White House, lobbying, silent protest, noncooperation with arresting officers, and hunger strikes. Her radical push for a constitutional amendment put her in conflict with others in the movement like Carrie Chapman Catt, who preferred a slow, state-by-state approach grounded in the willingness of men to accept the idea of women voting. The depiction of Wilson is conflicted, sympathizing with his stress and fatigue, but ultimately painting him as a failure and an unworthy opponent. Cassidy's descriptions of the protests and marches led by Paul and her supporters are delightful, full of boisterous color and drama, and featuring the full texts of the wordy (and cheeky) banners used. This engaging history brings the suffrage struggle to life. Agent: Richard Abate, 3 Arts Entertainment. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Paul, Alice, -- 1885-1977.
Wilson, Woodrow, -- 1856-1924.
Suffragists -- United States -- Biography.
Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Publisher New York :2019.
Edition First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Other Titles Mister President, how long must we wait?
Language English
Description xii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271) and index.
ISBN 9781501177767
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