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Encyclopedia of women and American politics /
[edited by] Lynne E. Ford.
imprint
New York : Facts On File, 2007.
description
xx, 636 p. ill.
ISBN
9780816054916 (hc : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York : Facts On File, 2007.
isbn
9780816054916 (hc : alk. paper)
catalogue key
6337827
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Lynne E. Ford currently teaches at the College of Charleston.
First Chapter
Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics contains all the material a reader needs to understand the role of women throughout America's political history. This informative A-to-Z volume contains more than 500 entries covering the people, events, and terms involved in the history of women and politics. Suitable for a high school and junior college audience, this comprehensive encyclopedia also provides a biography for every woman who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Supreme Court.
Broad topics, such as sexual harassment, are cross-referenced with key events and people who are relevant to the topic. Appendixes include a chronology of highlights in women's political history, as well as additional documents.
Entries include:
Jane Addams
The birth control movement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Domestic violence
Equal Rights Association
Betty Friedan
Glass ceiling
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
National League of Women Voters
Rosa Parks
Reproductive rights
Gloria Steinem
Suffrage
and many more.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2008-04-15:
Editor Ford (Women and Politics: The Pursuit of Equality) brings together some 500 signed essay-style entries by 51 American scholars. Organized alphabetically, subjects include notable contemporary and historical figures, legal cases, political conventions, organizations, general-term definitions, and complex issues like reproductive rights and the glass ceiling. A series of valuable appendixes offers relevant statistical data and a chronology of landmark political events, and 21 primary-source documents are reproduced at the book's end. An updated complement to Laura van Assendelft and Jeffrey D. Schultz's 1999 Encyclopedia of Women in American Politics. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Appeared in Choice on 2008-11-01:
Part of the "Library of American History" series, this encyclopedia by Ford (College of Charleston) offers a very readable overview of "individuals, organizations, movements, policies, laws, court decisions and the events most pertinent to women's struggle for separate and equal status in American politics." The helpful inclusion of "further reading" suggestions at the end of many of the nearly 600 entries contributes to the research process. An appendix presents a timeline titled "Firsts for Women in U.S. Politic" and tables of women in Congress, statewide offices, cabinet positions, and national legislatures worldwide. Primary documents represented here include the text of Sojourner Truth's 1851 speech "Ain't I a Woman?" Mary Church Terrell's 1906 speech "What It Means to Be Colored in the Capital of the United States," and significant speeches and documents from women such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Geraldine Ferraro, Ann Richards, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and general readers. S. E. Marcin Columbia University
Reviews
This item was reviewed in:
Library Journal, April 2008
Reference & Research Book News, May 2008
School Library Journal, June 2008
Booklist, August 2008
Choice, November 2008
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Summaries
Title Summary
"Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics contains all the material a reader needs to understand the role of women in U.S. political history. Containing more than 500 entries in an A-to-Z format, this single-volume reference provides balanced coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped any discussion of women in American politics. Broad topics, such as sexual harassment, are cross-referenced with related key events and people. Suitable for a high school and junior college audience, this comprehensive encyclopedia also provides a biography for every woman who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Supreme Court."--BOOK JACKET.
Main Description
Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics contains all the material a reader needs to understand the role of women throughout America's political history. This informative A-to-Z volume covers the people, events, and terms involved in the history of women and politics. Suitable for a high school and junior college audience, this comprehensive encyclopedia also provides a biography for every woman who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Supreme Court. Broad topics, such as sexual harassment, are cross-referenced with key events and people who are relevant to the topic. Appendixes include a chronology of highlights in women's political history, as well as additional documents. Entries include: *Jane Addams *The birth control movement *Hillary Rodham Clinton *Domestic violence *Equal Rights Association *Betty Friedan *Glass ceiling *Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy *National League of Women Voters *Rosa Parks *Reproductive rights *Gloria Steinem *Suffrage *and many more.
Long Description
Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics contains all the material a reader needs to understand the role of women throughout America's political history. This informative A-to-Z volume covers the people, events, and terms involved in the history of women and politics. It also provides biographies for every woman that has served in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Supreme Court. Broad topics, such as sexual harassment, are cross-referenced with key events and people who are relevant to the topic. Appendixes include a chronology of highlights in women's political history, as well as additional documents.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This informative A-to-Z guide contains all the material a reader needs to understand the role of women throughout America's political history. It covers the people, events, and terms involved in the history of women and politics.

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