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Constitutional inequality : the political fortunes of the Equal Rights Amendment / Gilbert Y. Steiner.

By: Steiner, Gilbert Y. (Gilbert Yale), 1924-2006.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, 1985Description: 113 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0815781288 :; 9780815781288; 081578127X (pbk.) :; 9780815781271 (pbk.).Subject(s): Equal rights amendments -- United States | Equal rights amendments United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Constitutional inequality.DDC classification: 342.73/085 | 347.30285
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KF4758.A7 S4 Sex discrimination and the law : KF4758 .B45 1986 Why ERA failed : KF4758 .H64 1990 Law, gender, and injustice : KF4758 .S73 1985 Constitutional inequality : KF4758.Z9 T48 1991 Sex discrimination in a nutshell / KF4770.A7 C65 Protest, dissent, and the Supreme Court KF4770.A75 B67 Dissent: symbolic behavior and rhetorical strategies

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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In this brief, balanced account, Steiner surveys the history of the equal rights movement, beginning with the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention and early 20th-century developments. But he focuses primarily on recent events, the frenetic 15-year struggle to enact the ERA. The earlier campaigns, he observes, ran athwart trade union opposition, because of the belief that the ERA would end protective labor laws giving work-place advantages to women workers and of the indifference or hostility of successive presidents, Richard Nixon excepted. Then, as labor moved slowly toward endorsement of the ERA, came Roe v. Wade (1973) and the linkage with abortion and compulsory military service for women that prompts Steiner to be justifiably bearish about the amendment's future. Neutral in tone and careful in presentation, his book will be useful to anyone interested in the topic. Milton Cantor, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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