Archives: Woodrow Wilson

Thomas Dixon: a writer on the wrong side of history

June 26, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, journalism, writers, writing.

Sometimes a successful writer, both in his life and in his writing, gets it all wrong. Such was the case with Thomas Dixon. Dixon was born in 1864 in North Carolina and grew up during the Reconstruction era as an unreconstructed Southerner. He attended Wake Forest and later Johns Hopkins, where he befriended a young • Read More »

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The president and the detective novel – a continuing love story

May 31, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, journalism, writers, writing.

The President Is Missing, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. Coming to your physical and digital bookstore in June. Watch for it. Pre-order from Amazon if you like. This won’t be the first time that a president has ventured into the mystery/detective/thriller genre, as Clay Fehrman points out in an interesting and enlightening article in • Read More »

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In which I answer the question, “What’s next?”, part 2: the suffrage ladies and me

April 21, 2016 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Alice Paul, freedom of speech, history, journalism, news, photojournalism, Voting, writing.

The suffrage ladies may not be done with me. Those were the women who, between 1910 and 1920, affected the most profound change in the make-up of the electorate in the history of the Republic. In 2013, Seeing Suffrage was published by the University of Tennessee Press. The book was about the 1913 Washington suffrage • Read More »

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Seeing Suffrage: Planning the 1913 Washington Woman’s Suffrage Parade

March 11, 2016 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Alice Paul, First Amendment.

March: Women’s History Month Plans for a gigantic suffrage parade along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., in 1913 began as soon as Alice Paul and Lucy Burns convince the National American Woman Suffrage Association to put them in charge of its Congressional Committee in late November 1912. Paul and Burns, who had been friends since • Read More »

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Alice Paul and the final stages of the suffrage debate

September 20, 2012 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Alice Paul, news.

Paul is by far the most colorful and vibrant character of the final decade of that debate, but did she ultimately help or hurt the ratification process of the Nineteenth Amendment? The debate continues, but undoubtedly Paul’s presence adds great life to the suffrage story.

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