Swedish immigrants Ingeborg Kindstedt and Maria Kindberg visit San Francisco in the summer of 1915, planning to buy a car and explore the country on their way back to their home in Rhode Island. On impulse, they offer to bring with them suffragists heading to Washington, DC, to demand voting rights for women from Congress and the president. Soon they are plunged into a difficult and dangerous journey that pushes them to the very limits of their endurance.
Along the way they encounter unexpected allies, as well as those opposed to women's growing independence. Bad roads and harsh weather hinder their progress. Will they overcome these obstacles and arrive in Washington at the appointed day and time? Paperback; 337 pages.
Author: Anne B. Gass who is also the author of Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage.
A thrilling cross country road trip by three remarkable women. —Marsha Weinstein, President, National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites