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A room at a time : how women entered party politics

Author: Jo Freeman
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2002, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The story of how American women entered into political life and party politics - well before suffrage and, in many cases, completely separate from it. It shows how women carefully and methodically  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Freeman
ISBN: 084769805X 9780847698059
OCLC Number: 51255175
Description: xii, 353 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : feminists, reformers, and party women --
Social movements and party systems : where do women fit --
Cracking open the door : women and partisanship in the nineteenth century --
Assaulting the citadel : women suffrage and the political parties --
Learning the ropes : emergence of the party woman --
Making a place : the women's divisions --
Party organization : the evolution of the fifty-fifty --
Down different paths : women's organizations and political parties after 1920 --
Building a base : women in local party politics --
Doing their bit : women in national party politics --
Having a say : women's issues in the party platforms --
Claiming a share : presidential appointments of women.
Responsibility: Jo Freeman.

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