Belva Lockwood

The Woman Who Would Be President
Author: Jill Norgren
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814758517
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 311
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In 1979, Kathleen Barry's landmark book, Female Sexual Slavery, pulled back the curtain on a world of abuse prostitution that shocked the world. Documenting in devastating detail the lives of street prostitutes and the international traffic in women, Barry's work was called powerful and compassionate by Adrienne Rich and a courageous and crusading book that should be read everywhere by Gloria Steinem. The Los Angeles Times found it a powerful work filled with disbelief, outrage, and documentation . . . sexual bondage shackles women as much today as it has for centuries. In The Prostitution of Sexuality, Barry assesses where we are 15 years later, how far we've come and, more importantly, how far we have still to go. Shifting her focus from the sexuality of prostitution to the prostitution of sexuality, Barry exposes the practice of teenage sexual exploitation and the flourishing Asian sex tour industry, emphasizing the world-wide role of the expanding multi-billion dollar pornography industry. The work identifies the global conditions of sexual exploitation, from sex industrialization in developing countries to te normalization of prostitution in the West. The Prostitution of Sexuality considers sexual exploitation a political condition and thus the foundation of women's subordination and the base from which discrimination against women is constructed and enacted. Breaking new ground, Barry convincingly argues for the need to integrate the struggle against sexual exploitation in prostitution into broader feminist struggles and to place it, as one of several connected issues, in the forefront of the feminist agenda. Barry concludes the book with a sampling of strategies-- international, regional, local, and personal--that feminist activists have employed successfully since the early 1980s, highlighting new international legal strategies for human rights resulting from her work.

Rebels at the Bar

The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America’s First Women Lawyers
Author: Jill Norgren
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479835528
Category: History
Page: 286
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Long before Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg earned their positions on the Supreme Court, they were preceded in their goal of legal excellence by several intrepid trailblazers. In Rebels at the Bar, prize-winning legal historian Jill Norgren recounts the life stories of a small group of nineteenth century women who were among the first female attorneys in the United States. Beginning in the late 1860s, these determined rebels pursued the radical ambition of entering the then all-male profession of law. They were motivated by a love of learning. They believed in fair play and equal opportunity. They desired recognition as professionals and the ability to earn a good living. Through a biographical approach, Norgren presents the common struggles of eight women first to train and to qualify as attorneys, then to practice their hard-won professional privilege. Their story is one of nerve, frustration, and courage. This first generation practiced civil and criminal law, solo and in partnership. The women wrote extensively and lobbied on the major issues of the day, but the professional opportunities open to them had limits. They never had the opportunity to wear the black robes of a judge. They were refused entry into the lucrative practices of corporate and railroad law. Although male lawyers filled legislatures and the Foreign Service, presidents refused to appoint these early women lawyers to diplomatic offices and the public refused to elect them to legislatures. Rebels at the Bar expands our understanding of both women’s rights and the history of the legal profession in the nineteenth century. It focuses on the female renegades who trained in law and then, like men, fought considerable odds to create successful professional lives. In this engaging and beautifully written book, Norgren shares her subjects’ faith in the art of the possible. In so doing, she ensures their place in history.

Women as Political Leaders

Studies in Gender and Governing
Author: Michael A. Genovese,Janie S. Steckenrider
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136335846
Category: Political Science
Page: 364
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Over the past several years, the fields of Leadership Studies and of Women's Studies have grown tremendously. This book, which is a series of case studies of women who have headed governments across the globe, will discuss the conditions and situations under which women rose to power and give a brief biography of each woman . A special chapter on why no U.S. woman has risen to the top, and a review of the political campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Michele Bachmann and others will be included. This book will be of interest for courses in women and leadership, global politics and gender studies.

The Ordeal of the Reunion

A New History of Reconstruction
Author: Mark Wahlgren Summers
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469617587
Category: History
Page: 528
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For a generation, scholarship on the Reconstruction era has rightly focused on the struggles of the recently emancipated for a meaningful freedom and defined its success or failure largely in those terms. In The Ordeal of the Reunion, Mark Wahlgren Summers goes beyond this vitally important question, focusing on Reconstruction's need to form an enduring Union without sacrificing the framework of federalism and republican democracy. Assessing the era nationally, Summers emphasizes the variety of conservative strains that confined the scope of change, highlights the war's impact and its aftermath, and brings the West and foreign policy into an integrated narrative. In sum, this book offers a fresh explanation for Reconstruction's demise and a case for its essential successes as well as its great failures. Indeed, this book demonstrates the extent to which the victors' aims in 1865 were met--and at what cost. Summers depicts not just a heroic, tragic moment with equal rights advanced and then betrayed but a time of achievement and consolidation, in which nationhood and emancipation were placed beyond repeal and the groundwork was laid for a stronger, if not better, America to come.

Stories from Trailblazing Women Lawyers

Lives in the Law
Author: Jill Norgren
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479835358
Category: Law
Page: 304
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The captivating story of how a diverse group of women, including Janet Reno and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, broke the glass ceiling and changed the modern legal profession In Stories from Trailblazing Women Lawyers, award-winning legal historian Jill Norgren curates the oral histories of one hundred extraordinary American women lawyers who changed the profession of law. Many of these stories are being told for the first time. As adults these women were on the front lines fighting for access to law schools and good legal careers. They challenged established rules and broke the law’s glass ceiling.Norgren uses these interviews to describe the profound changes that began in the late 1960s, interweaving social and legal history with the women’s individual experiences. In 1950, when many of the subjects of this book were children, the terms of engagement were clear: only a few women would be admitted each year to American law schools and after graduation their professional opportunities would never equal those open to similarly qualified men. Harvard Law School did not even begin to admit women until 1950. At many law schools, well into the 1970s, men told female students that they were taking a place that might be better used by a male student who would have a career, not babies. In 2005 the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession initiated a national oral history project named the Women Trailblazers in the Law initiative: One hundred outstanding senior women lawyers were asked to give their personal and professional histories in interviews conducted by younger colleagues. The interviews, made available to the author, permit these women to be written into history in their words, words that evoke pain as well as celebration, humor, and somber reflection. These are women attorneys who, in courtrooms, classrooms, government agencies, and NGOs have rattled the world with insistent and successful demands to reshape their profession and their society. They are women who brought nothing short of a revolution to the profession of law.

Presidential Races

The Battle for Power in the United States
Author: Arlene Morris-Lipsman
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0822567830
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Describes how election campaigns for the office of president of the United States have changed from the time of George Washington to the Bush vs. Kerry campaign of 2004.

Women and Political Participation

A Reference Handbook
Author: Barbara C. Burrell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851095926
Category: Political Science
Page: 277
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An illuminating analysis of the long and ongoing struggle of women in America to gain political equality and bring about change in public policy.

Women for President

Media Bias in Eight Campaigns
Author: Erika Falk
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252075110
Category: Political Science
Page: 171
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A timely analysis of gender bias in press coverage of presidential campaigns

The Woman Who Ran for President

The Many Lives of Victoria Woodhull
Author: Lois Beachy Underhill
Publisher: Penguin USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 347
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Wonderful...Resplendent and eloquent. --Washington Post Convincing...Impressive...fascinating. --Wall St. Journal

People's Lawyers

Crusaders for Justice in American History
Author: Diana Klebanow,Franklin L. Jonas
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765606730
Category: Law
Page: 520
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Throughout America's history, lawyers with a crusading zeal have, through their moral stance, intellectual integrity, and sheer brilliance, made use of the law to fight social injustice. In short biographical chapters, the authors tell the stories of ten of these lawyers. Some are well known: Thurgood Marshall; William Kunstler; Louis Brandeis; Morris Dees; Clarence Darrow; and Ralph Nader. Others are not so well known, but deserve to be. All are fascinating and influential attorneys who rose to the top of their profession, and this examination of their lives and careers illuminates key issues in American history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. An annotated bibliography, a chronology of the person's life and work, and helpful tables of cases detailing their most prominent cases accompany each chapter.

Ballots for Belva

The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency
Author: Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1419716271
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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A timely true tale for the 2008 presidential election In 1884, when men were the only people allowed to vote in national elections, Belva Lockwood took a bold but legal step: She ran for president! Women did not have the same rights as men, but Belva went on undeterred—and she got votes! Her run for office was based on experience and merit: Unlike many women of the time, she went to college, then to law school, and even argued cases before the Supreme Court. Though her campaign was difficult, Belva never wavered in her commitment to equality, earning the respect of many fellow citizens. A little-known but richly deserving American historical figure, Belva is an inspiration for modern-day readers. Despite all the changes in society since Belva’s time, there is still a lot to fight for, and Belva shows the way. The book also includes a glossary and a timeline of women’s suffrage events. F&P level: Q

Created equal

a social and political history of the United States
Author: Jacqueline Jones,Elaine Tyler May,Peter H. Wood
Publisher: Longman Pub Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 1033
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With its sweeping, inclusive view of American history, Created Equal emphasizes social historyincluding the lives and labors of women, immigrants, working people, and persons of color in all regions of the countrywhile delivering the basics of political and economic history. This new text acknowledges and reflects the diversity of class, culture, region, and gender that have always been the American story, and pays unique attention to the large middle class that has been central to the development of American society.

Lucy Stone

An Unapologetic Life
Author: Sally G. McMillen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019938505X
Category: History
Page: 352
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In the rotunda of the nation's Capital a statue pays homage to three famous nineteenth-century American women suffragists: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott. "Historically," the inscription beneath the marble statue notes, "these three stand unique and peerless." In fact, the statue has a glaring omission: Lucy Stone. A pivotal leader in the fight for both abolition and gender equality, her achievements marked the beginning of the women's rights movement and helped to lay the groundwork for the eventual winning of women's suffrage. Yet, today most Americans have never heard of Lucy Stone. Sally McMillen sets out to address this significant historical oversight in this engaging biography. Exploring her extraordinary life and the role she played in crafting a more just society, McMillen restores Lucy Stone to her rightful place at the center of the nineteenth-century women's rights movement. Raised in a middle-class Massachusetts farm family, Stone became convinced at an early age that education was key to women's independence and selfhood, and went on to attend the Oberlin Collegiate Institute. When she graduated in 1847 as one of the first women in the US to earn a college degree, she was drawn into the public sector as an activist and quickly became one of the most famous orators of her day. Lecturing on anti-slavery and women's rights, she was instrumental in organizing and speaking at several annual national woman's rights conventions throughout the 1850s. She played a critical role in the organization and leadership of the American Equal Rights Association during the Civil War, and, in 1869, cofounded the American Woman Suffrage Association, one of two national women's rights organizations that fought for women's right to vote. Encompassing Stone's marriage to Henry Blackwell and the birth of their daughter Alice, as well as her significant friendships with Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and others, McMillen's biography paints a complete picture of Stone's influential and eminently important life and work. Self-effacing until the end of her life, Stone did not relish the limelight the way Elizabeth Cady Stanton did, nor did she gain the many followers whom Susan B. Anthony attracted through her extensive travels and years of dedicated work. Yet her contributions to the woman's rights movement were no less significant or revolutionary than those of her more widely lauded peers. In this accessible, readable, and historically-grounded work, Lucy Stone is finally given the standing she deserves.

Complete Book of Historic Presidential Firsts

With Fascinating Details & Factual Tid-Bits
Author: Michael Duvalle
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469123924
Category: Political Science
Page: 281
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This book can serve as an important reference guide to political reporters, historians, students, elected and non-elected officials, political campaigners, game shows and trivia buffs while at the same time offer a historical profile of presidential first with fascinating tidbits and major events during the presidency of each president (first to forty-third) is in chronological order. The only vice president to serve two-full terms as President.[Jefferson] First sitting congressman to be elected president.[Garfield] First sitting senator to be elected president. [Harding] First president to die in office.[Harrison] First/only bachelor president.[Buchanan] First president to have blacks in the White House.[Lincoln] First to have telephone installed the White House.[Hayes] First/only president to be married in the White House.[Cleveland] First to install electricity in the White House.[Ben Harrison] First to create a war room in the White House, with maps.[ McKinley] First president to receive a Nobel Peace Prize.[Teddy Roosevelt] First president to introduce income tax.[Wilson] First/only president to be born on the Fourth of July.[Coolidge] The first/only president to be elected four times.[F. D. Roosevelt] The last president that was not a college graduate.[Truman] First president to travel in a nuclear-powered submarine.[Eisenhower] First/only Roman Catholic president.[Kennedy] The first president to visit all fifty states.[Nixon] The longest living president.[Ford] (93 years and 165 days) The first president that was born in a hospital.[Carter] Who was the oldest president when inaugurated. [Reagan] First son of a president to be reelected.[G.W. Bush] The first and only African American president. [Obama]

Women and American Politics

New Questions, New Directions
Author: Susan J. Carroll
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198293484
Category: Political Science
Page: 250
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Women and American Politics brings together leading scholars in the field of women and politics to provide an account of recent developments and the challenges that the future brings for the study of gender and American Politics. The book examines women's participation in the electoral arenaand the emerging scholarship on the relationship between the media and women in politics, the participation of women of colour, and women's activism outside the electoral arena. This volume demonstrates both the wealth of knowledge about women and American politics by the current generation ofscholars and the vast number and range of important research questions, which pose a challenge for the next generation.

Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1800-1925

A Bio-critical Sourcebook
Author: Karlyn Kohrs Campbell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313275335
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 509
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This biographical dictionary, the first of two companion volumes, gives new recognition to early women orators--those who spoke despite efforts to silence them. Following Campbell's introductory chapter, the volume provides extensive entries on 37 key orators. Subjects include suffragists, the first lawyers, ministers, physicians, labor organizers, newspaper editors and publishers, historians, educators, even soldiers. Each entry provides brief biographical information, then focuses on the woman's public life in discourse. Each entry includes an analysis of the subject's rhetoric and information on primary sources, critical works, key rhetorical documents, and selected sources of historical and biographical information. The work is fully indexed.

The Cherokee Cases

The Confrontation of Law and Politics
Author: Jill Norgren
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780070471917
Category: History
Page: 212
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The Cherokee Cases is a legal history that examines two seminal Supreme Court cases of the early 1830s: Cherokee Nation v. Georgia and Worchester v. Georgia. Including this study in a series devoted to landmark decisions of the Supreme Court, acknowledges their importance in establishing the legal doctrine of the United States. Norgren's objective was to illuminate the role of these cases not only in legal doctrine, but also in the political development of the Cherokee Republic and the United States of America. As such, this study should be of interest to students of legal history, United States constitutional law and political development, as well as to those with a more general interest in Native American and American Studies.

The Role of Female Seminaries on the Road to Social Justice for Women


Author: Kristen Welch,Abraham Ruelas
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877506
Category: History
Page: 194
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In the United States, female seminaries and their antecedents, the female academies, were crucial first institutions that played a vital role in liberating women from the "home sphere," a locus that was the primary domain of Euro-American women. The female seminaries founded by Native Americans and African Americans had different founding rationales but also played a key role in empowering women. On the whole, the initial intent of these schools was to prepare women for their proper role in American society as wives and mothers. An unintended effect, however, was to prepare women for the first socially accepted profession for women: teaching. Thus equipped, women played a crucial role in the development of American education at all levels while achieving varying degrees of social justice for themselves and other groups through engagement in the reform movements of their times--including women's suffrage, abolition, temperance, and mental health reform. By recapturing the role religion played in shaping education for women, Welch and Ruelas offer a refreshing take on history that draws on several primary texts and details more than one hundred female seminaries and academies opened in the United States.

Women and the Law

Leaders, Cases, and Documents
Author: Ashlyn K. Kuersten
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0874368782
Category: Law
Page: 256
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Provides a history of the legal rights of women from the Revolutionary War, discussing court decisions, legal triumphs, key people, and present day causes.

Daughters of Sarah


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christian women
Page: N.A
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