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Civil Rights

In 1917, Randolph Bourne teased Progressives who believed they could decline the war according to their own liberal purposes. ‚ÄúDespite the administration idealistic language of democracy and freedom, the war (ww1) inaugurated the most intense repression of civil liberties the … Continue reading

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[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/_b0G4xAwFVg” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] This video explains what Who Alice Paul was and what she fought for. She advocated equal rights for women. It is unclear who is the narrator and when the video was originally produced.

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Chaining myself to give a voice

Foner begins the section on women’s suffrage by introducing the point that the ideals of democracy and freedom reached the minds of women. Even though the topic was a little bit short, it summarized that time in history moderately well. … Continue reading

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