skip to content
Women and Congressional elections : a century of change Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Since 1916, when the first woman was elected to the U.S. 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. The  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
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.

Abstract:

Combines a rich analytical narrative, data on nearly 40,000 candidates, and colourful stories from the campaign trail in the most thorough accounting of women's performance in House and Senate  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/769850879> # Women and Congressional elections : a century of change
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "769850879" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1068676128#Place/boulder_colo> ; # Boulder, Colo.
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cou> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1068676128#Topic/women_legislators_united_states_history> ; # Women legislators--United States--History
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1178377> ; # Women political candidates
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1068676128#Topic/women_political_activity_united_states_history> ; # Women--Political activity--United States--History
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/904324> ; # Elections
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1734136> ; # Women--Political activity
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1178102> ; # Women legislators
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/320.082/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1068676128#Topic/women_political_candidates_united_states_history> ; # Women political candidates--United States--History
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/128620508> ; # United States. Congress.
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/58091463> ; # Dennis Michael Simon
    schema:copyrightYear "2012" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/119239867> ; # Barbara Palmer
    schema:datePublished "2012" ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:description "Since 1916, when the first woman was elected to the U.S. 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. The authors go beyond the conventional wisdom as they explore the continuing underrepresentation of women in Congress. In the process, they show how the "rules of the game"--together with an important cluster of demographic characteristics that can make a district more or less "women friendly" -- have shaped opportunities for female candidates across a century of U.S. history."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1068676128> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1068676128#Series/tower_center_political_studies> ; # Tower Center political studies.
    schema:name "Women and Congressional elections : a century of change"@en ;
    schema:productID "769850879" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/769850879#PublicationEvent/boulder_colo_lynne_rienner_publishers_2012> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1068676128#Agent/lynne_rienner_publishers> ; # Lynne Rienner Publishers
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781588268402> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781588268150> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/769850879> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1068676128#Agent/lynne_rienner_publishers> # Lynne Rienner Publishers
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Lynne Rienner Publishers" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1068676128#Place/boulder_colo> # Boulder, Colo.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Boulder, Colo." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1068676128#Series/tower_center_political_studies> # Tower Center political studies.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/769850879> ; # Women and Congressional elections : a century of change
    schema:name "Tower Center political studies." ;
    schema:name "Tower Center political studies" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1068676128#Topic/women_legislators_united_states_history> # Women legislators--United States--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh95004400> ;
    schema:name "Women legislators--United States--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1068676128#Topic/women_political_activity_united_states_history> # Women--Political activity--United States--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008113699> ;
    schema:name "Women--Political activity--United States--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1068676128#Topic/women_political_candidates_united_states_history> # Women political candidates--United States--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh97004863> ;
    schema:name "Women political candidates--United States--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1178102> # Women legislators
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Women legislators"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1178377> # Women political candidates
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Women political candidates"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1734136> # Women--Political activity
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Women--Political activity"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/904324> # Elections
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Elections"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/119239867> # Barbara Palmer
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1967" ;
    schema:familyName "Palmer" ;
    schema:givenName "Barbara" ;
    schema:name "Barbara Palmer" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/128620508> # United States. Congress.
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "United States. Congress." ;
    schema:name "United States. Congress" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/58091463> # Dennis Michael Simon
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Simon" ;
    schema:givenName "Dennis Michael" ;
    schema:name "Dennis Michael Simon" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781588268150>
    a pto:Acid-free_paper, schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:description "hardcover : alk. paper" ;
    schema:isbn "1588268152" ;
    schema:isbn "9781588268150" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.