The course of world history itself depended on the outcome of the Dorr War and the actions of early libertarian women like Ann Parlin.
In July 1842, Rhode Island had two state governments. The rest of New England watched, wondering if they would spill into a civil war.
“No one dared to act, but few ventured to speak…She looked round her for a leader to step forward to the rescue of American freedom! None appeared…”