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Suffragettes - Doris Stevens, 1917
The following passage is from a piece written by activist Doris Stevens, who describes the attitudes of some jailed suffragettes in 1917, and includes a letter of protest to the commissioners of the District of Columbia.

Stevens, Doris. Jailed for Freedom. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1920. 175-78. Print.

What is the effect of the extensive knowledge of the law displayed by the imprisoned women in their letter to the commissioner?

A

It proves that women can be effective lawyers.

B

It makes them seem overly ambitious and unrealistic in their attempt to obtain suffrage.

C

It emphasizes how unjust their imprisonment is.

D

It makes the prison guards seem cruel and unjust.

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