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We will be heard : women's struggles for political power in the United States

Author: Jo Freeman
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2008.
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"In We Will Be Heard, noted political scientist Jo Freeman chronicles the struggles of women in the United States for political power. Fifteen case studies of women's struggles for political influence provide the historical context for today's political events. Starting with a general overview, the three sections of the book look at different ways in which women have broken barriers, practiced politics, and promoted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Freeman, Jo.
We will be heard.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2008
(OCoLC)652242537
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Freeman
ISBN: 9780742556072 0742556077 9780742556089 0742556085
OCLC Number: 173502684
Description: xi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : the search for political woman --
The Iowa origins of organized Republican women --
"One man, one vote, one woman, one throat" : women in New York City politics, 1890-1910 --
The rise of political woman in the election of 1912 --
All the way for the ERA : winning and losing in Virginia --
The women who ran for president --
Ruth Bryan Owen : Florida's first congresswoman --
Marion Martin of Maine : a mother of Republican women --
Gender gaps in presidential elections --
Feminism and antifeminism in the Republican and Democratic Parties --
Gender representation in the Democratic and Republican Parties --
"Equality" vs. "protection" : setting the agenda after suffrage --
How "sex" got into Title VII : persistent opportunism as a maker of public policy --
Congressional passage of the Equal Rights Amendment --
Comparable worth --
Epilogue: the long road to Madame Speaker.
Responsibility: Jo Freeman.
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Chronicles the struggles of women in the United States for political power. This work features fifteen case studies of women's struggles for political influence. Starting with a general overview, it  Read more...

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