No Place for a Woman: A Life of Senator Margaret Chase Smith

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Rutgers University Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 298 pages
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"By the time she left office, Senator Smith was the most powerful woman in American politics. From her positions on the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the Aeronautical and Space Sciences Committee, she exercised considerable influence over a broad range of military, foreign, and domestic policies. Yet, Smith did not view herself as a feminist; in fact, she disparaged feminism. For her, success required a special combination of hard work, masked ambition, and proper womanly behavior."--BOOK JACKET. "No Place for a Woman is the first biography to analyze Smith's life and times by using politics and gender as the lens through which we can understand her impact on American politics and American women."--BOOK JACKET.

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Drawing upon Smith's congressional papers and more than 100 hours of interviews, Sherman (history, Univ. of Memphis) beautifully explores the ambivalence surrounding this woman, active in national ... Read full review

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JANANN SHERMAN is an assistant professor of American history at the University of Memphis.

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