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Women and Congressional elections : a century of change

Author: Barbara Palmer; Dennis Michael Simon
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, ©2012.
Series: Tower Center political studies.
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Since 1916, when the first woman was elected to the US Congress, fewer than 10 percent of all members have been women. Why is this number so extraordinarily small? And how has the presence of women in the electoral arena changed over the past hundred years? Barbara Palmer and Dennis Simon combine a rich analytical narrative, data on nearly 40,000 candidates, and colorful stories from the campaign trail in the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Palmer; Dennis Michael Simon
ISBN: 9781588268150 1588268152 9781588268402 1588268403
OCLC Number: 769850879
Description: xiv, 283 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Women of the early twentieth century --
A long slow road: the integration of women into Congress --
Arrested development: a history of careerism and incumbency --
Keeping it in the family: widows, daughters, and mothers --
Women as targets: understanding the competitive environment --
Red vs blue: a history of the party gap --
Demographics is destiny: where women are elected --
Women of the twenty-first century.
Series Title: Tower Center political studies.
Responsibility: Barbara Palmer and Dennis Simon.

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