In February 1913, firebrand activist "General" Rosalie Gardiner Jones mustered an army of equal rights activists and women demanding the right to vote and marched 250 miles from Manhattan to Washington, DC, in what was believed to be the longest dedicated women's rights march in American history.
Along the way, Rosalie's army overcame violence and intimidation, its every step documented by a national press corps.
The story of this indomitable woman shows a forgotten piece of the early women's rights movement in the United States. This first-ever book-length biography of Jones follows her march and the many obstacles she and her compatriots overcame in their campaign for women's right to vote.
In the years after her famous hike, Jones continued to advocate for women's rights and nonviolent protest, authored an important book on economics and international peace, and ran for Congress.
Sheearned a law degree, a PhD, and a reputation as a fierce defender of the dispossessed and the downtrodden.