Angels in the Machinery (Heftet)

Gender in American Party Politics from the Civil War to the Progressive Era


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 1999
Antall sider: 256
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195116960
Kategori: Historie
Omtale: Angels in the Machinery
Angels in the Machinery offers a sweeping analysis of the centrality of gender to politics in the United States from the days of the Whigs to the early twentieth century. Author Rebecca Edwards shows that women in the U.S. participated actively and influentially as Republicans, Democrats, and leaders of third-party movements like Prohibitionism and Populism decades before they won the right to vote, and in the process, transformed forever the ideology of American party politics. Using cartoons, speeches, party platforms, news accounts, and campaign memorabilia, she offers a compelling explanation of why family values, womens political activities, and even candidates sex lives remain hot-button issues in politics to this day.

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