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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?


It proves that women can be effective lawyers.


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


It emphasizes how unjust their imprisonment is.


It makes the prison guards seem cruel and unjust.

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