Voting Down the Rose is a lively account of Maine native Florence Brooks Whitehouse’s efforts to win women voting rights in the decisive final years of the campaign, 1914-1920. Considered radical for picketing the White House, Florence helped win women suffrage against a backdrop of conservative views of women’s roles, political intrigues, WWI, and the 1918 influenza epidemic.
Anne B. Gass is the great-granddaughter of Florence Brooks Whitehouse, and lives near Portland, ME, where Florence spent most of her life.
In addition to her suffrage research, Gass runs her own business, ABG Consulting, in which she helps nonprofits and local and state government agencies address issues such as homelessness and affordable housing.
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