Annotated Bibliography

Butler, Amy E. Two Paths to Equality: Alice Paul and Ethel M. Smith in the ERA debate, 1921-       1929. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002.

Bulter challenges the techniques of those previous to Alice Paul. If everyone’s goal was the same then what was the point of fighting against one another. What they all failed to realize back then is that something needed to change. Women spent years fighting for the chance to vote in the upcoming elections and whatever they did fail. Alice Paul was the only one that realized hat their words were not getting across. After coming back from London, she immediately joined the National American Women’s Association; however she soon realized that she does not agree with how they do things. She targeted Wilson’s Administration, pickets in front of the White House, got arrested and organized a hunger strike in prison. She realized that they needed a new approach, otherwise they will be stuck in the same runt.

Lunardini, Christine A. From Equal Suffrage to Equal Rights: Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party, 1910-1928. New York and London: New York University Press, 1986.

As a senior in Mount Holyoke College, Lunardini wrote this book as her senior thesis project. She believed Alice Paul was a remarkable heroine, who courageous and very foregoing in the social activities. She started this book from the very beginning of the American Women Suffrage with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She continues their journey leading up to Alice Paul and her different techniques on how to get their mission and message across to Congress and the President. She was known for her radical acts of non-violence.

Walton, Mary. A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot. New York:   St. Martin’s Press LLC, 2010.

According to Mary Watson, there were very few people who were informed of who Alice Paul was. She believed the reason was because there are no written books about her. Watson went Paulsdale, which is the area where Alice Paul grew up, and met the Program Director Rhonda DiMascio, who operates the Alice Paul Institution. The director introduced Watson to Kris Myer, who is their historian, and she generously shared her knowledge and research of suffrage history. Mary Watson was so fascinated with Alice Paul’s actions toward women’s suffrage, that she wrote a book wanting to inform others about Alice Paul.


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