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

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Februar 2008



Chronicles the struggles of women in the United States for political power. This work features fifteen case studies of women's struggles for political influence. Starting with a general overview, it includes three sections that look at different ways in which women have broken barriers, practiced politics, and promoted public policy.


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 Women
Chapter 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 Madame Speaker


Jo Freeman is author of A Room at a Time: How Women Entered Party Politics, The Politics of Women's Liberation, and At Berkeley in the Sixties. She is the coeditor of Waves of Protest and editor of Social Movements of the Sixties and Seventies and five editions of Women: A Feminist Perspective. For more information see www.jofreeman.com.


Jo Freeman is the best of all possible political scientists: one committed to activism and truth at the same time. Anyone who reads We Will Be Heard is likely to get hooked on the drama of the Equal Rights Amendment in Congress or the mystery of the missing-from-history fifty women who ran for President-and become as fascinated with politics as a true democracy requires. Gloria Steinem A compelling and authoritative analysis of women in the past century of American politics. This classic study is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of how women shaped American politics and how American politics shaped women's public activism from the 1890s to the present. -- Kathryn Kish Sklar, SUNY Binghamton Fourteen stimulating essays on the hidden history of women in politics. Lasalle Newstribune Provides the insight of a fervent participant in politics rather than dry academic theories...an enjoyable collection of historical essays...Highly recommended. CHOICE, October 2008 Her scholarly works have consistently reflected both of these puruits by blending meticulous scholarship with an understanding of events erived from personal experience...an outstanding feminist scholar...material blending careful research, personal experience, and knowledge shed important light on efforts to enact policies that sought to improve the lives and chances of Amercican women and to overcome the obstacles confronting those seeking to make these changes. Many undergraduate and graduate students will find this material useful for understanding women's attempts to "break the glass cieling."...the book is essential reading for anyone interested in the field of women and politics. Journal Of Politics and Gender What a windfall of history and wisdom from the doyenne of the study of women and politics! Freeman's essays offer new information and rich insights into more than a century of history of women in party and electoral politics, policy formation, and gendered voting patterns. -- Susan M. Hartmann, The Ohio State University
EAN: 9780742556072
ISBN: 0742556077
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2008
Seitenanzahl: 263 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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