Minnie Fisher Cunningham : a suffragist's life in politics / Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003Description: xiv, 266 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 0195122151 (acid-free paper); 9780195122152 (acid-free paper)Subject(s): Cunningham, Minnie Fisher, 1882-1964 | Women politicians -- United States -- Biography | Politicians -- United States -- Biography | Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 -- Friends and associates | Women -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Women politicians -- Texas -- Biography | Women -- Political activity -- Texas -- History -- 20th century | Women -- Suffrage -- Texas -- History | Texas -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950 | Texas -- Politics and government -- 1951-DDC classification: 976.4/062/092 | B LOC classification: E748.C966 | M35 2003
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
A daughter of the New South -- The rise of a public woman -- Suffrage first -- Washington lobbyist and national leader -- In league with women voters -- Woman citizen and democratic partisan -- "Too gallant a walk"?: Running for the Senate, 1928 -- A woman's new deal / At war with the Texas regulars, 1944-1946 -- Left feminism, 1947-1964.
"The principal orchestrator of the passage of women's suffrage in Texas, a founder and national officer of the League of Women Voters, the first woman to run for a U.S. Senate seat from Texas, and a candidate for that state's governorship, Minnie Fisher Cunningham was one of the first American women to pursue a career in party politics. Cunningham's professional life spanned a half century, thus illuminating our understanding of women in public life between the Progressive Era and the 1960s feminist movement. Cunningham's upbringing in rural Texas made her particularly aware of the political needs of farmers, women, union labor, and minorities, and she fought gender, class, and racial discrimination within a conservative power structure."--BOOK JACKET.