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Scott's "Chronicles of Croton's Bohemia" continues with a look at
Doris Stevens, Jailed for Freedom:
militant feminist and leader in the women's suffrage movement, Doris Stevens
was a keen eyewitness to the historic events that led up to the passage of the
While the experiences were still fresh in her mind, she recorded
Her 1920 book, Jailed for
Freedom, captures in minute detail the cruelties suffragists endured during
the fight to achieve the vote.
More than 500
women were arrested during the demonstrations. Her book performs an invaluable
service by recording in an appendix the names of the 168 women who actually
served prison sentences, with a brief biography of each. Their names deserve to
be remembered. Read the rest at http://www.notorc.blogspot.com/2013/02/doris-stevens-jailed-for-freedom_5362.html
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