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The Constitution as social design; gender and civic membership in the American constitutional order.

9780804754385

The Constitution as social design; gender and civic membership in the American constitutional order.

Ritter, Gretchen.

Stanford U. Press

2006

381 pages

$29.95

Paperback

HQ1236

Ritter (government and women's and gender studies, U. of Texas-Austin) recounts the contributions that generations of feminists have made to the promise of democracy in the US, but also describes the constitutional order that both constrained and inspired their democratic ambitions. She covers the impact of the 19th Amendment allowing women to vote, war and civic membership in the 1940s, and second wave feminism.

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