From Suffrage to the Senate: An Encyclopedia of American Women in Politics, Volume 1

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ABC-CLIO, 1999 - History - 922 pages
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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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Contents

V
1
VII
49
IX
109
XI
181
XIII
215
XV
253
XVII
287
XIX
313
XLIII
673
XLV
677
XLVI
683
XLVIII
725
L
729
LI
740
LII
748
LIII
757

XXI
351
XXII
355
XXIV
369
XXVI
387
XXVII
413
XXIX
465
XXXI
511
XXXIII
521
XXXV
555
XXXVII
557
XXXIX
595
XLI
657
LIV
769
LV
782
LVI
794
LVII
808
LVIII
821
LIX
835
LX
855
LXI
879
LXII
903
LXIII
923
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Suzanne O'Dea Schenken is an independent scholar specializing in women, politics, feminism, and the political history of Iowa.

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