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We Will Be Heard [electronic resource] : Women''s Struggles for Political Power in the United States

By: Freeman, Jo.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008Description: 1 online resource (276 p.).ISBN: 9781461646884.Subject(s): Feminism -- United States | Political participation -- United States -- History | Power (Social sciences) -- United States -- History | United States -- Politics and government | Women -- Political activity -- United States -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: We Will Be Heard : Women''s Struggles for Political Power in the United StatesDDC classification: 324.082 | 324.0820973 LOC classification: HQ1236.5 .U6 F746 2008Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgment; Prologue: The Search for Political Woman; Part I: Practicing Politics; Chapter 1 The Iowa Origins of Organized Republican Women; Chapter 2 "One Man, One Vote; One Woman, One Throat": Women in New York City Politics, 1890-1910; Chapter 3 The Rise of Political Woman in the Election of 1912; Chapter 4 All the Way for the ERA: Winning and Losing in Virginia; Part II: Breaking Barriers; Chapter 5 The Women Who Ran for President; Chapter 6 Ruth Bryan Owen: Florida''s First Congresswoman
Chapter 7 Marion Martin of Maine: A Mother of Republican WomenChapter 8 Gender Gaps in Presidential Elections; Chapter 9 Feminism and Antifeminism in the Republican and Democratic Parties; Chapter 10 Gender Representation in the Democratic and Republican Parties; Part III: Promoting Policy; Chapter 11 "Equality" vs. "Protection": Setting the Agenda after Suffrage; Chapter 12 How "Sex" Got into Title VII: Persistent Opportunism as a Maker of Public Policy; Chapter 13 Congressional Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment; Chapter 14 Comparable Worth; Epilogue: The Long Road to Madam Speaker
IndexAbout the Author
Summary: In We Will Be Heard, noted political scientist Jo Freeman chronicles the struggles of women in the United States for political power. Fifteen case studies of women''s struggles for political influence provide the historical context for today''s political events. Starting with a general overview, the three sections of the book look at different ways in which women have broken barriers, practiced politics, and promoted public policy.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgment; Prologue: The Search for Political Woman; Part I: Practicing Politics; Chapter 1 The Iowa Origins of Organized Republican Women; Chapter 2 "One Man, One Vote; One Woman, One Throat": Women in New York City Politics, 1890-1910; Chapter 3 The Rise of Political Woman in the Election of 1912; Chapter 4 All the Way for the ERA: Winning and Losing in Virginia; Part II: Breaking Barriers; Chapter 5 The Women Who Ran for President; Chapter 6 Ruth Bryan Owen: Florida''s First Congresswoman

Chapter 7 Marion Martin of Maine: A Mother of Republican WomenChapter 8 Gender Gaps in Presidential Elections; Chapter 9 Feminism and Antifeminism in the Republican and Democratic Parties; Chapter 10 Gender Representation in the Democratic and Republican Parties; Part III: Promoting Policy; Chapter 11 "Equality" vs. "Protection": Setting the Agenda after Suffrage; Chapter 12 How "Sex" Got into Title VII: Persistent Opportunism as a Maker of Public Policy; Chapter 13 Congressional Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment; Chapter 14 Comparable Worth; Epilogue: The Long Road to Madam Speaker

IndexAbout the Author

In We Will Be Heard, noted political scientist Jo Freeman chronicles the struggles of women in the United States for political power. Fifteen case studies of women''s struggles for political influence provide the historical context for today''s political events. Starting with a general overview, the three sections of the book look at different ways in which women have broken barriers, practiced politics, and promoted public policy.

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Scholar-activist Freeman offers her own experiences as one of the founders of the women's movement and an influential author in women's studies in this personal reflection on various events in the history of political women in the US. Fifteen selections combine previously published writing with newer material, such as an epilogue on the election of Nancy Pelosi as the first woman Speaker of the House. In the first section, covering up to 1920, readers learn some "forgotten" historical details so that broad, sweeping generalizations about the lack of women in US politics can no longer be made. The second section on breaking barriers discusses the more than 50 women who have run for the office of president, as well as some other female "firsts." The third section on public policy covers familiar ground such as the Equal Rights Amendment and comparable worth. This volume provides the insight of a fervent participant in politics rather than dry academic theories, and it is more of an enjoyable collection of historical essays than a standard textbook. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. M. A. Saint-Germain California State University, Long Beach

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