Two Paths to Equality: Alice Paul and Ethel M. Smith in the by Amy E. Butler

By Amy E. Butler

A finished examine the period debates of the 1920's.

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In fact, the LSE became the ¤rst institution in England to offer degrees for the political and economic study of society. 26 Not only did the LSE introduce Paul to a new academic climate, she also was quite comfortable there, surrounded by well-educated, af¶uent people. She told her mother that she “enjoyed the LSE more than any other institution she had Alice Paul’s Rise to Prominence 39 attended because there are people from all over the globe and most of them seem to be very bright and up to date.

Men who carry the product of the machines from one place to another in the building receive more than the women who work those machines. 71 To achieve that goal, however, Smith recognized that women needed to unite to demand to be recognized as competent participants in the labor force. The battles waged by the Bureau women led to one of the early collaborations between the WTUL and NFFE. Though the Bureau women were organized in Federal Employee Union 12776 of the AFL, they turned to the WTUL for assistance in waging a protest to demand higher wages.

I dressed as a working girl—they gave me the clothes at the settlement. I took a room with one of the COS cases near Canningtown and got my own food and supported myself on my wages. m. . I made tires for automobiles. 18 She demonstrated the COS conviction that if individuals applied themselves diligently, they could ¤nd work, despite the enormous unemployment rates in London. Paul proudly told her mother that she was very lucky to have gotten the job, and that the experience was most valuable to enhancing her understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities of factory work.

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