Women, Power, and Political Change

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Lexington Books, 2007 - Political Science - 315 pages
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Contemporary women face barriers as they try to balance family and careers, choose the most promising education and employment options, and run for elected office. Women, Power, and Political Change analyzes the lives of sixteen American women who facilitated social and political changes in the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. These women were entrepreneurs a small group advocating policies that imposed costs on some Americans but generated benefits for women. Using qualitative and quantitative data, Bonnie G. Mani describes the social and political context of the times when each of the women lived and worked. What she uncovers regarding the similarities and differences between these women demonstrates how women can influence public policy without holding elected office and without personal wealth. This is a must-read book for anyone interested in the evolution of women's political roles in American history."
  

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Contents

Colonial Times to 1776 From early settlement to the American Revolution
9
Anne Hutchinson
11
1776 to 1848 The American Revolution to the Early Womens Movement
19
Abigail Adams
23
Sarah and Angelina
29
Sojourner Truth
46
1848 to 1890 The Early Womens Movement and the years that preceded the Suffrage Movement
61
Susan Brownell Anthony
68
1890 to 1925 The Suffrage Movement
135
Jane Addams
139
Carrie Chapman Catt
152
Alice Paul
171
Ida B WellsBurnett
182
1925 to the present The End of the Suffrage Movement through the Contemporary Womens Rights Movement
205
Hillary Rodham Clinton
216
Elizabeth Hanford Dole
228

Lucretia Mott
84
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
95
Lucy Stone
106
Harriet Tubman
117
Conclusions
255
References
297
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Bonnie G. Mani is a full professor in the Department of Political Science at East Carolina University.

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