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Christine E. Hallett

the second decade of the twentieth century.69 Inspired by British campaigns for women’s suffrage, American women had also begun to argue against the assumption that male political dominance was justified by the capacity – assumed to be exclusively male – to defend the State through force of arms. A powerfully radical strain of feminism infused the nursing profession on both sides of the Atlantic. Emma Goldman, a professional nurse, whose views were coloured by political anarchism, had an important influence on campaigner for sexual emancipation Margaret Sanger.70

in Nurse Writers of the Great War
Lea M. Williams

Russian Revolution … health issues, infant mortality, anarchism … education of women, Black civil rights, disabled women, the Irish independence movement, free love, psychology, and so much more.” 194 Given the practice of not publicizing or sharing attendance at meetings or the topics under discussion, there are no records to verify when La Motte joined this group, but in 1920 members presented their founder, Marie Jenney Howe, 195 with an album of photographs and inscriptions. La Motte’s is to be found a little more than

in Ellen N. La Motte