Berry, Mary Frances.

Why ERA failed : politics, women's rights, and the amending process of the constitution / Mary Frances Berry. - Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1986. - ix, 147 p. ; 25 cm. - Everywoman . - Everywoman. .

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 125-142.

The early history of the constitutional amendment process -- Adopting an income tax : the Sixteenth Amendment -- Generating an artificial consensus : Prohibition and its repeal -- Gaining woman suffrage : the Nineteenth Amendment -- Social reform between the wars : losing the Child Labor Amendment -- ERA : approval and early ratification campaigns -- ERA : extension, rescission, and failure -- Legal developments in the courts and in the states : the brooding omnipresence of ERA -- Losing consensus in the Congress.

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Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States.
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