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History’s Hellcats Brought to Life by Ian Darnell

History’s Hellcats Brought to Life by Ian Darnell

Long before speaking truth to power became standard operating procedure for those of us on the margins, St. Louisan Mabel Thorpe was doing it with panache. Her first official scrape with the law was in 1913 during a strike by female telephone operators downtown. She was arrested for disobeying and insulting a police officer. Then,

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