Harrison, Cynthia Ellen.

On account of sex : the politics of women's issues, 1945-1968 / Cynthia Harrison. - Berkeley : University of California Press, c1988. - xxii, 337 p. ; 23 cm.

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 309-326.

Preface -- Part One: Consolidation and stalemate, 1945-1960 -- 1. The Equal Rights Amendment and the ambivalent legacy of World War II -- 2. "Reasonable distinctions": an alternative to the ERA -- 3. "Specific bills for specific ills": equal pay legislation -- 4. Tokens of presidential esteem: women appointees -- Part Two: Moving again -- 5. A new frontier for women: the Kennedy administration -- 6. The Equal Pay Act of 1963: compromise and victory -- Part Three: The President's Commission on the Status of Women -- 7. The PCSW versus the ERA -- 8. The PCSW and a unified agenda for women's rights -- Part Four: Beyond the President's Commission -- 9. A model for action -- 10. A new women's movement -- Conclusion: Political strategies and outcomes -- Appendix 1: Text of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 -- Appendix 2: Executive Order 10980 establishing the President's Commission on the Status of Women -- Appendix 3: Members of the President's Commission and its committees.

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Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--History--United States--20th century.
Sex discrimination against women--History--United States--20th century.
Feminism--History--United States--20th century.

United States Women's movements, 1945-1970

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