Belle Moskowitz: Feminine Politics and the Exercise of Power in the Age of Alfred E. Smith

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UPNE, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 279 pages
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As the closest advisor to Alfred E. Smith, four-term Democratic governor of New York and presidential candidate, Belle Moskowitz (1877-1933) was the most powerful woman in Democratic party politics during the 1920s. She served as Smith's strategist, public relations director, and campaign manager, and was a major force in shaping the social welfare programs for which his administration is best known today.
  

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Contents

Guardian Angel of the Lower East Side
3
A New Woman
23
The Motherhood of the Commonwealth
41
Beyond the Committee Stage
58
Apostle of Industrial Peace
79
From Social Reform to Politics
98
Building the Partnership 775
115
A Power for Good
140
Policy and Publicity 767
161
The Selling of Al Smith
184
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Elisabeth Israels Perry, Belle Moskowitz's granddaughter, holds the John Francis Bannon Chair in U.S. History and American Studies at St. Louis University. Kathryn Kish Sklar is Distinguished Professor of History at the State University of New York at Binghamton. She is the author of Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: The Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900 and Catharine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity.

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