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A Woman S Crusade

Author : Mary Walton
ISBN : 0230111416
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Alice Paul began her life as a studious girl from a strict Quaker family in New Jersey. In 1907, a scholarship took her to England, where she developed a passionate devotion to the suffrage movement. Upon her return to the United States, Alice became the leader of the militant wing of the American suffrage movement. Calling themselves "Silent Sentinels," she and her followers were the first protestors to picket the White House. Arrested and jailed, they went on hunger strikes and were force-fed and brutalized. Years before Gandhi's campaign of nonviolent resistance, and decades before civil rights demonstrations, Alice Paul practiced peaceful civil disobedience in the pursuit of equal rights for women. With her daring and unconventional tactics, Alice Paul eventually succeeded in forcing President Woodrow Wilson and a reluctant U.S. Congress to pass the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Here at last is the inspiring story of the young woman whose dedication to women's rights made that long-held dream a reality.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Phyllis Schlafly And Grassroots Conservatism

Author : Donald T. Critchlow
ISBN : 0691070024
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Considered by many as "the" symbol of the conservative movement in America, Schlafly is profiled in this provocative new book that sheds new light on her life and the role her grassroots activism played in transforming America's political landscape.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

My Lady S Crusade

Author : Annette Motley
ISBN : 0553115960
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

The Children S Crusade

Author : Ann Packer
ISBN : 9781476710457
Genre : Fiction
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When their troubled youngest sibling returns, the three oldest Blair children, adults now and still living near the family home, find their lives disrupted in ways they could have never imagined as they each tell their story that is interwoven with portraits of their family at crucial points in their history.
Category: Fiction

Civilizing Women

Author : Janice Patricia Boddy
ISBN : 0691123055
Genre : History
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Civilizing Women is a riveting exploration of the disparate worlds of British colonial officers and the Muslim Sudanese they sought to remake into modern imperial subjects. Focusing on efforts to stop female circumcision in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan between 1920 and 1946, Janice Boddy mines colonial documents and popular culture for ethnographic details to interleave with observations from northern Sudan, where women's participation in z�r spirit possession rituals provided an oblique counterpoint to colonial views. Written in engaging prose, Civilizing Women concerns the subtle process of "colonizing selfhood," the British women who undertook it, and those they hoped to reform. It suggests that efforts to suppress female circumcision were tied to the continuation of slavery and the rise of commercial cotton growing in Sudan, as well as to concerns about infant mortality and maternal health. Boddy traces maneuverings among political officers, teachers, missionaries, and medical personnel as they pursued their elusive goal, and describes their fraught relations with Egypt, Parliament, the Foreign Office, African nationalists, and Western feminists. In doing so, she sounds a cautionary note for contemporary interventionists who would flout local knowledge and belief.
Category: History

Shadow Of The Swords

Author : Kamran Pasha
ISBN : 1416580700
Genre : Fiction
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An epic saga of love and war, Shadow of the Swords tells the story of the Crusades—from the Muslim perspective. Saladin, a Muslim sultan, finds himself pitted against King Richard the Lionheart as Islam and Christianity clash against each other, launching a conflict that still echoes today. In the midst of a brutal and unforgiving war, Saladin finds forbidden love in the arms of Miriam, a beautiful Jewish girl with a tragic past. But when King Richard captures Miriam, the two most powerful men on Earth must face each other in a personal battle that will determine the future of the woman they both love—and of all civilization. Richly imagined, deftly plotted, and highly entertaining, Shadow of the Swords is a remarkable story that will stay with readers long after the final page has been turned.
Category: Fiction

Memories Of The Crusade

Author : Mrs. Eliza Daniel Stewart
ISBN : UCAL:$B20441
Genre : Woman's Temperance Crusade, 1873-1874
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Category: Woman's Temperance Crusade, 1873-1874

Defending The City Of God

Author : Sharan Newman
ISBN : 9781137278654
Genre : History
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"A fresh and highly accessible history of the Holy Lands during the Middle Ages, revealing a rich and diverse culture and the fight to save Jerusalem from the Crusaders"--
Category: History

Crusade In Europe

Author : Dwight David Eisenhower
ISBN : 080185668X
Genre : History
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"Eisenhower gives the reader true insight into the most difficult part of a commander's life." -- New York Times
Category: History