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We will be heard [electronic resource] : women's struggles for political power in the United States / Jo Freeman.

Author/Creator:
Freeman, Jo.
Publication:
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (276 p.)
Subjects:
Women -- Political activity -- United States -- History.
Power (Social sciences) -- United States -- History.
Feminism -- United States.
Political participation -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
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.
Contents:
Prologue : the search for political woman
The Iowa origins of organized Republican women
"One man, one vote, one woman, one throat" : women in New York City politics, 1890-1910
The rise of political woman in the election of 1912
All the way for the ERA : winning and losing in Virginia
The women who ran for president
Ruth Bryan Owen : Florida's first congresswoman
Marion Martin of Maine : a mother of Republican women
Gender gaps in presidential elections
Feminism and antifeminism in the Republican and Democratic Parties
Gender representation in the Democratic and Republican Parties
"Equality" vs. "protection" : setting the agenda after suffrage
How "sex" got into Title VII : persistent opportunism as a maker of public policy
Congressional passage of the Equal Rights Amendment
Comparable worth
Epilogue: the long road to Madame Speaker.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-7425-5607-7
1-4616-4688-X
OCLC:
847526971
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