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We Demand - a book talk with Anne Gass

Recorded on April 22, 2021

Join Maine author Anne B. Gass as she takes us on a historic journey with her newest book, We Demand: the Suffrage Road Trip, based on the true story of a team of women determined to win the right to vote. They left San Francisco's Panama Pacific International Exposition in September, 1915, carrying a petition to Congress and President Wilson, demanding an amendment to the United States Constitution enfranchising women. Over sometimes dangerous, poorly signed roads and through blazing heat, rain, snow, and mud, they battled their way across the country, stopping in towns as they went to collect more signatures and to raise awareness of the suffrage cause. Gass has retraced the original route and recounts the story of these determined women with her latest book.

Purchase the book from our MHS Store.