From Suffrage to the Senate: An Encyclopedia of American Women in Politics, Volume 1
This book is a comprehensive compendium of biographies of leading women in U.S. politics, past and present, and an examination of the wide range of women's movements. With this illustrated reference work, you can explore American women's path to political power and social equality from the struggle for the right to vote and the abolition of slavery to the first African American woman in the U.S. Senate and beyond. With an emphasis on modern pioneers from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds such as Madeleine Albright, Linda Chavez-Thompson, Shirley Chisholm, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Winona LaDuke, and Patsy Mink, From suffrage to the Senate covers the individuals, organizations, movements, publications, milestones, legislative victories, and court cases that have changed the face of American politics. This book also traces the political heritage of the abolition, labor, suffrage, temperance, and reproductive rights movements.
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