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Belva Lockwood : the woman who would be president

Author: Jill Norgren; Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would be President, prize-winning legal historian Jill Norgren recounts, for the first time, the life story of one of the nineteenth century's most surprising and accomplished advocates for women's rights. As Norgren shows, Lockwood was fearless in confronting the male establishment, commanding the attention of presidents, members of Congress, influential writers, and everyday  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Belva Ann Lockwood; Belva Ann Lockwood
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Norgren; Ruth Bader Ginsburg
ISBN: 9780814758342 0814758347 9780814758519 0814758517
OCLC Number: 73993654
Description: xviii, 311 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Early a widow --
In search of a new identity --
Apprenticeship --
Becoming a lawyer --
Notorious ladies --
A tougher fight --
Woman lawyer --
The practice of law --
Lady lobbyist --
Lockwood for president --
Life on the platform --
Lay down your arms! --
The power of association --
Pushing for place --
A world's fair and a million-dollar case --
Aging soldiers of cause.
Responsibility: Jill Norgren ; foreword by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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"Norgren's writing is engaging and her narrative is accessible yet rich with fact." FEMINIST REVIEW "A legal historian of considerable skill, Norgren ploughed through reams of records to construct an Read more...

 
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