The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1976-1998

The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1976-1998 : Electoral Failures and the Vagaries of Identity Politics

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The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1976-1998 is the second part of the first full biography of Bella Abzug. Alan H. Levy explores the political life of one of the most important woman in politics in mid- and late-twentieth-century America. This second part takes up Abzug's life from the point in 1976 when she narrowly lost her bid for the N.Y. Democratic Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate. The biography follows Abzug's unsuccessful attempts to regain political prominence, and her work on behalf of women at both national and international levels.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 364 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 657.71g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739187244
  • 9780739187241

About Alan H. Levy

Alan H. Levy is professor of American history at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania where he has taught modern American history for thirty years.
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Table of contents

Introduction Chapter I. Madame Mayor Chapter II. A Very Expensive Memo: Houston and Its Discontents Chapter III. This Jinxed Hotel Again Chapter IV. No Good, No Good at All Chapter V. Conundrums on the Periphery Chapter VI. Gender Gap Chapter VII. Keeping Faith All the Way to Nairobi Chapter VIII. Presumptuous Irrelevance in Geneva Chapter IX. Later Years: Martin's Passing and More Identity Politics Chapter X. International Patronage Chapter XI. Epilogue and Legacy Selected Bibliography
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