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We Will Be Heard: Women's Struggles for Political Power in the United States (Hardback)
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We Will Be Heard: Women's Struggles for Political Power in the United States (Hardback)

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Hardback 276 Pages / Published: 25/02/2008
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In We Will Be Heard, noted political scientist Jo Freeman chronicles the struggles of women in the United States for political power. Fifteen case studies of women's struggles for political influence provide the historical context for today's political events. Starting with a general overview, the three sections of the book look at different ways in which women have broken barriers, practiced politics, and promoted public policy.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742556072
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 594 g
Dimensions: 239 x 162 x 26 mm


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Provides the insight of a fervent participant in politics rather than dry academic theories. . . . An enjoyable collection of historical essays. . . . Highly recommended. * CHOICE *
Her scholarly works have consistently reflected both of these pursuits by blending meticulous scholarship with an understanding of events derived from personal experience. . . . An outstanding feminist scholar. . . . Material blending careful research, personal experience, and knowledge shed important light on efforts to enact policies that sought to improve the lives and chances of American women and to overcome the obstacles confronting those seeking to make these changes. Many undergraduate and graduate students will find this material useful for understanding women's attempts to 'break the glass ceiling.' . . . The book is essential reading for anyone interested in the field of women and politics. * Journal Of Politics and Gender *
Fourteen stimulating essays on the hidden history of women in politics. * Lasalle Newstribune *
Jo Freeman is the best of all possible political scientists: one committed to activism and truth at the same time. Anyone who reads We Will Be Heard is likely to get hooked on the drama of the Equal Rights Amendment in Congress or the mystery of the missing-from-history fifty women who ran for President-and become as fascinated with politics as a true democracy requires. -- Gloria Steinem
A compelling and authoritative analysis of women in the past century of American politics. This classic study is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of how women shaped American politics and how American politics shaped women's public activism from the 1890s to the present. -- Kathryn Kish Sklar, SUNY Binghamton; author of Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work
What a windfall of history and wisdom from the doyenne of the study of women and politics! Freeman's essays offer new information and rich insights into more than a century of history of women in party and electoral politics, policy formation, and gendered voting patterns. -- Susan M. Hartmann, The Ohio State University

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