Picketing the President

Delia’s Dilemma - Grandmother Nolan and the Suffragists

by Mary Nolan Brown

Picketing the President
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Picketing the President

Delia’s Dilemma - Grandmother Nolan and the Suffragists

by Mary Nolan Brown

Published Jun 13, 2021
198 Pages
Genre: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / General



 

Book Details

Prominent Socialite Jailed in Washington, D.C.

Thousands die as a pandemic sweeps the world. In America, unruly mobs attack peaceful demonstrators in Washington, D.C., while police stand by and do nothing. It is the winter of 1918-1919.

Amidst the chaos, Delia Nolan and her suffragist grandmother Mary Nolan join Alice Paul and other National Woman’s Party members in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate for women’s right to vote. Just the year before, Grandmother Nolan had been imprisoned in the Occoquan Workhouse for picketing.

In a few short weeks, Delia experiences first love, personal and political conflict, violence, arrest, and imprisonment. Her strained relationship with her grandmother is confronted as they find common ground and resolve family conflict. Delia begins the trip as a girl and returns home a young woman ready to meet the challenges of a new era.

Picketing The President gives the reader a glimpse into the world of public and personal prejudices, social customs, and limitations imposed on women in a fading era that will erupt into the Roaring Twenties.

 

About the Author

Mary Nolan Brown

Mary Nolan Brown is the great-granddaughter of Mary Nolan. She lives near Savannah, Georgia, on Wilmington Island with her husband Don and their rescue cat George.