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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Freeman
ISBN: 9780742556072 9780742556089 0742556077 0742556085
OCLC Number: 300305332
Description: xi, 263 p. : ill. ; 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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