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Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm Author Barbara Winslow
ISBN-10 9780429972751
Release 2018-04-27
Pages 208
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A staunch proponent of breaking down racial and gender barriers, Shirley Chisholm had the esteemed privilege of being a pioneer in many aspects of her life. She was the first African American woman from Brooklyn elected to the New York State legislature and the first African American woman elected to Congress in 1968. She also made a run for the Democratic Party nomination for president in 1972. Focusing on Chisholm's lifelong advocacy for fair treatment, access to education, and equal pay for all American minority groups, this book explores the life of a remarkable woman in the context of twentieth-century urban America and the tremendous social upheaval that occurred after World War II. About the Lives of American Women series: Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a woman's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era. The emphasis is on a good read," featuring accessible writing and compelling narratives, without sacrificing sound scholarship and academic integrity. Primary sources at the end of each biography reveal the subject's perspective in her own words. Study questions and an annotated bibliography support the student reader.



Unbought and Unbossed Expanded 40th Anniversary Edition

Unbought and Unbossed  Expanded 40th Anniversary Edition Author Shirley Chisholm
ISBN-10 9780980059021
Release 2010-01
Pages 199
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Chisholm recalls her remarkable rise from young girl in Brooklyn to America's first African-American Congresswoman. She shares how she took on an entrenched system, gave a public voice to millions, and forever changed the status quo.



Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm Author Susan Brownmiller
ISBN-10 0671295225
Release 1972
Pages 121
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A biography of the New York politician who was the first black woman to be elected to the United States Congress.



The Women Who Made New York

The Women Who Made New York Author Julie Scelfo
ISBN-10 9781580056540
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 256
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Read any history of New York City and you will read about men. You will read about men who were political leaders and men who were activists and cultural tastemakers. These men have been lauded for generations for creating the most exciting and influential city in the world. But that's not the whole story. The Women Who Made New York reveals the untold stories of the phenomenal women who made New York City the cultural epicenter of the world. Many were revolutionaries and activists, like Zora Neale Hurston and Audre Lorde. Others were icons and iconoclasts, like Fran Lebowitz and Grace Jones. There were also women who led quieter private lives but were just as influential, such as Emily Warren Roebling, who completed the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when her engineer husband became too ill to work. Paired with striking, contemporary illustrations by artist Hallie Heald, The Women Who Made New York offers a visual sensation--one that reinvigorates not just New York City's history but its very identity.



Fighting Shirley Chisholm

Fighting Shirley Chisholm Author James Haskins
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105036535057
Release 1975
Pages 211
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A biography of the first black congresswoman and the first black woman to run for the presidential nomination.



American Women Speak An Encyclopedia and Document Collection of Women s Oratory 2 volumes

American Women Speak  An Encyclopedia and Document Collection of Women s Oratory  2 volumes Author Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN-10 9781440837852
Release 2016-10-24
Pages 827
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This A-to-Z compendium explores more than 150 American women activists from colonial times to the present, examining their backgrounds and the focus of their activism, and provides examples of their speeches. • Covers issues from 1637 to 2015, representing minority perspectives and speeches • Surveys oration as a means of enlightening the public on the needs of the poor, disenfranchised, undereducated, and underemployed females • Introduces less familiar activists, such as Samantha Power and Ai-jen Poo • Includes illustrations; a timeline; an appendix of significant speeches identified by title, date, setting, and topic; and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources



The Good Fight

The Good Fight Author Lia Matera
ISBN-10 1937697053
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The Good Fight has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Good Fight also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Good Fight book for free.



Dead Feminists

Dead Feminists Author Chandler O'Leary
ISBN-10 9781632170576
Release 2016-10-07
Pages 192
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"Providing a new and illuminating look at 27 women who've changed the world, Dead Feminists ties these historical women and the challenges they faced into the most important issues of today. Based on the cult-following limited edition Dead Feminists letterpress poster series by illustrator Chandler O'Leary and letterpress artist Jessica Spring, the book combines new art and lettering, archival photographs and ephemera, and revisits the original poster to tell each woman's story. Each chapter is a call to action (Protect, Make, Grow, Teach, Lead, Tell, Share, Play), and shows how the women exemplified that quality in their own ways. This book takes feminist inspiration to a new level of artistry and shows how ordinary and extraordinary women have made a difference throughout history (and how you can too!)"--



The Home Maker

The Home Maker Author Dorothy Canfield
ISBN-10 1494082667
Release 2013-10
Pages 318
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This is a new release of the original 1924 edition.



Historic Firsts

Historic Firsts Author Evelyn M. Simien
ISBN-10 9780199314188
Release 2015-11-02
Pages 176
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The 2008 presidential election made American history. Yet before Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, there were other "historic firsts": Shirley Chisholm, who ran for president in 1972, and Jesse Jackson, who ran in 1984 and 1988. While unsuccessful, these campaigns were significant, as they rallied American voters across various racial, ethnic, and gender groups. One can also argue that they heightened the electoral prospects of future candidates. Can "historic firsts" bring formerly politically inactive people (those who previously saw no connection between campaigns and their own lives) into the electoral process, making it both relevant and meaningful? In Historic Firsts: How Symbolic Empowerment Changes U.S. Politics, Evelyn M. Simien makes the compelling argument that voters from various racial, ethnic, and gender groups take pride in and derive psychic benefit from such historic candidacies. They make linkages between the candidates in question and their own understanding of representation, and these linkages act to mobilize citizens to vote and become actively involved in campaigns. Where conventional approaches to the study of American political elections tend to focus on socioeconomic factors, or to study race or gender as isolated factors, Simien's approach is intersectional, bringing together literature on both race and gender. In particular she compares the campaigns of Jackson, Chisholm, Obama and Clinton, and she draws upon archival material from campaign speeches, advertising, and newspaper articles, to voter turnout reports, exit polls, and national surveys to discover how race and gender determined the electoral context for the campaigns. In the process, she reveals the differences that exist within and between various racial, ethnic and gender groups in the American political process at the presidential level.



Broad Influence

Broad Influence Author Jay Newton-Small
ISBN-10 9781618933232
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 240
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2016 will be one of the most historic years in politics: It marks the potential for the first female President of the United States, and the 100th anniversary of the first woman elected to Congress. Additionally, in 2016, single women will be one of the most pivotal voting groups heading into the general election, being courted by both Democrats and Republicans.
At the centennial of the first woman elected to Congress (which was three years before women legally earned the right to vote), their presence and influence in Washington has reached a tipping point that affects not only the inner workings of the Federal Government, but also directly influences how Americans live and work.
Never before have women been represented in such great numbers in the Supreme Court, both chambers of Congress, and in the West Wing. In Broad Influence, Jay Newton-Small, one of the nation's most deeply respected and sourced journalists takes readers through the corridors of Washington D.C., the offices and hallways of Capital Hill and everywhere else conversations and deals are happening to demonstrate how women are reaching across the aisles, coalescing, and affecting lasting change.
With deep, exclusive and behind-closed-doors reporting and interviews, including conversations with Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Mikulski, Kirsten Gillibrand, Valerie Jarrett, Sarah Palin, Kelly Ayotte, Cathy McMorris Rogers and dozens of other former and current senators, representatives, senior White House staffers, governors and cabinet members, Broad Influence is an insightful look at how women are transforming government, politics, and the workforce, and how they are using that power shift to effect change throughout America.



African Americans and the Presidency

African Americans and the Presidency Author Bruce A. Glasrud
ISBN-10 9781135194345
Release 2010-04-26
Pages 272
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African Americans and the Presidency explores the long history of African American candidates for President and Vice President, examining the impact of each candidate on the American public, as well as the contribution they all made toward advancing racial equality in America.



Women of Vision

Women of Vision Author Eileen A. Gavin, PhD
ISBN-10 0826101100
Release 2007-03-20
Pages 336
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From the reviews: "Women of Vision blends biographical narrative with psychological perspectives on human development, resulting in a moving and passionate book that is suitable for both academic and nonacademic readers. It is a useful tool for teaching purposes or for simple, enjoyable, and informative reading." --Psychology of Women Quarterly "...a fascinating look of preservation and perceptiveness that is differentiated from its predecessors in its range of disciplines and emphasis...This new 'life course' approach to understanding female leaders gives valuable insight into the lives of these imminent women, furnishing insights into how the social-economic-political milieu and the attitudes and values of the time played a significant role in the lives of these women but also in all our lives. Women of Vision will serve as a springboard for exploration of how the psychologies of individual human lives affect their life-course and as a galvanizing step for many more future women of vision and leadership....The accounts in the book should be of substantial significance for readers interested in gender issues. However, the book will appeal to an even wider audience. Persons hoping to move in new directions in their own lives (e.g., women looking wistfully at new academic and occupational paths after years in stereotypic niches) can surely also find inspiration in the various accounts."--SirReadaLot.org We all know of women of great vision; women whose efforts and accomplishments have had a major impact on the arts, politics, women's rights, sports, or science. But often we may not understand how they became such powerful agents of change and what sorts of questions we should ask of their pasts to understand how the trajectories of their lives were formed. In this extraordinary textbook, leading experts cast new light on the role of circumstance, accomplishments, and personality in the development of various twentieth-century women of vision. This is a brand new life-course approach to understanding female leaders and gives valuable insight into the lives of such eminent women as Rachel Carson, Evelyn Gentry Hooker, Georgia O'Keeffe, Eleanor Roosevelt, "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, Ella Fitzgerald, Alice Paul, Lucille Ball, and many others. Study questions and exercises at the end of each chapter further enhance the text. Women of Vision will serve as the springboard for exploration of how the psychologies of individual human lives affect their life-course and a galvanizing step for many more future women of vision and leadership.



Reshaping Women s History

Reshaping Women s History Author Nupur Chaudhuri
ISBN-10 025204200X
Release 2018-09-30
Pages 280
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Reshaping Women s History has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Reshaping Women s History also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Reshaping Women s History book for free.



Sylvia Pankhurst

Sylvia Pankhurst Author Barbara Winslow
ISBN-10 9781134220106
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 240
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This study brings to light Sylvia Pankhurst's political involvement in the Suffrage, working class and socialist movements. It is intended for undergraduate courses in women's studies



American Decades 1970 1979

American Decades  1970 1979 Author Vincent Tompkins
ISBN-10 0810388820
Release 1995
Pages 623
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A look at American civilization by decade covers history, politics, law, economics, culture, sports, social trends, and important people.



Behind the Smile

Behind the Smile Author Jeannie Morris
ISBN-10 9781572847590
Release 2015-09-21
Pages 384
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In 1992, Carol Moseley Braun became the first, and to this day only, African-American woman elected to the US Senate. Long before this historic victory, which Barack Obama would later say prefigured his own path to the Senate and presidency, veteran Chicago journalist Jeannie Morris saw an incredible opportunity. Here was a bold and politically courageous candidate, a feminist and sensible progressive with whom Morris quickly identified on a personal level. Morris joined the campaign to write the official story of a brilliant retail politician with a charismatic smile. What happened next resulted in a story that went well beyond what Morris could have imagined. Behind the Smile is the riveting campaign-trail memoir of a journalist coming to grips with the shortcomings of an ascendant politician—a charismatic trailblazer whose personal relationship with a key staffer led to her undoing. The narrative unfolds as the personal journey of a sympathetic reporter reconciling her own belief in an inspiring figure with her responsibility to deliver the facts. In Behind the Smile, Morris brings the social and political impact of Moseley Braun's story—from her meteoric rise to her eventual downfall—into clear focus.