Women, Power, and Political Change

Women, Power, and Political Change

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Contemporary women face barriers as they try to balance family and careers, choose the most promising education and employment options, and run for elected office. Women, Power, and Political Change analyzes the lives of sixteen American women who facilitated social and political changes in the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. These women were entrepreneurs-a small group advocating policies that imposed costs on some Americans but generated benefits for women. Using qualitative and quantitative data, Bonnie G. Mani describes the social and political context of the times when each of the women lived and worked. What she uncovers regarding the similarities and differences between these women demonstrates how women can influence public policy without holding elected office and without personal wealth. This is a must-read book for anyone interested in the evolution of women's political roles in American history.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 157.5 x 228.6 x 30.5mm | 567g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739111213
  • 9780739111215

Table of contents

Part 1 Colonial Times to 1776: From early settlement to the American Revolution Chapter 2 Anne Hutchinson Part 3 1776 to 1848: The American Revolution to the Early Women's Movement Chapter 4 Abigail Adams Chapter 5 The Grimke Sisters: Sarah and Angelina Chapter 6 Sojourner Truth Part 7 1848 to 1890: The Early Women's Movement and the years that preceeded the Suffrage Movement Chapter 8 Susan Brownell Anthony Chapter 9 Lucretia Mott Chapter 10 Elizabeth Cady Stanton Chapter 11 Lucy Stone Chapter 12 Harriet Tubman Part 13 1890 to 1925: The Suffrage Movement Chapter 14 Jane Addams Chapter 15 Carrie Chapman Catt Chapter 16 Alice Paul Chapter 17 Ida B. Wells-Barnett Part 18 1925 to the present: The End of the Suffrage Movement through the Contemporary Women's Rights Movement Chapter 19 Hillary Rodham Clinton Chapter 20 Elizabeth Hanford Dole Part 21 Conclusions
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Review quote

Mani's fresh, meticulously researched perspective has resulted in an informative study. Recommended. CHOICE Using individual biographies to illustrate politics and policy spanning 300 years of American history, Mani gives the reader a stellar overview of the persistence and possibilities of questions for American feminism. -- Jean Fox O'Barr, Distinguished University Service Professor, Duke University
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About Bonnie G. Mani

Bonnie G. Mani is a full professor in the Department of Political Science at East Carolina University.
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