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From suffrage to the Senate; America's political women; an encyclopedia of leaders, causes & issues; 2v. (reprint, 1999).


From suffrage to the Senate; America's political women; an encyclopedia of leaders, causes & issues; 2v. (reprint, 1999)

O'Dea, Suzanne.

Grey House Pub., Inc.


488 pages




The second edition of the two-volume encyclopedia examining women's involvement in American politics in (primarily) the 20th century comes just as a record number of women have been elected to national political office, including incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, whose biographical entry is included here alongside many other women office holders, as well as a number of significant political activists such as anarchist Emma Goldman, feminist theorist Andrea Dworkin, former Black Panthers chair Elaine Brown, conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, and neoconservative hawk Midge Decter. While dominated by biographies, the 800 entries also include discussions of important legislation, organizations, and issues pertinent to women's involvement in American politics. Examples include the American Civil Liberties Union, Roe v. Wade, the Christian Coalition of America, displace homemakers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, Operation Rescue, the peace movement, and Title IX.

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