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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.

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.

Who Is the Great Shirley Chisholm

Who Is the Great Shirley Chisholm Author America Selby
ISBN-10 1539823687
Release 2016-10-29
Pages 28
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A MUST READ FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN! This dynamic story details the life and times of an amazing woman. In order to fully understand her life, it is important to see three things. The first was that she was too bright for her time. The second was that she was too revolutionary for her time. The third and final was that she was too vocal for her time. But amongst the sorrows of the Great Depression, she chose to stand up and make a statement for her rights. Against all odds she stood up on her own two feet and proclaimed that her input was valid. She is a light in a dark world. This is the story of Shirley Chisholm. Throughout her life she faces the evils of her time; racism, gender discrimination, and general unrest. Even with these momentous forces blocking her way, Shirley Chisholm refused to give up. She strove to achieve things that no one had ever done before. With this outlook on life Shirley Chisholm went on to become the first African-American Congresswoman in the year 1968. Not stopping there, Shirley Chisholm strove to become the first African-American major political party member to run for presidential election. Her origins as a young girl in Brooklyn gave her a determination to be the best at what she did. With her birth in one of the poorest regions in New York at the time and her upbringing amongst the British students in Barbados, she would rise quickly amidst the young, determined, and brilliant. In this way, Shirley Chisholm continues to be an amazing role model. By never giving up she fought the darkest battles of her time. The powers of the world around her could not stand in the way of her unceasing determination. The world needs more women like Shirley Chisholm. This story will lead you through her life and hopefully will inspire you to follow in her footsteps. If she was to walk up to you on the street tomorrow, would you be ready to take your fate in your own hands? Find your dreams, girls. And never, ever, let anything stand in the way of attaining them. Become women like Shirley Chisholm, and the many who stand, rarely mentioned, in the proud ranks of our history. Shirley Chisholm refused to back down, even when opposition from her own race arose at the declaration of her campaign. This must have been unbelievably hard for her to face, as she should not have had to face such a thing. Never give up, and never stop shining. For if you do, like Shirley Chisholm, you too can become a light in a dark world.

Constructing the American Past

Constructing the American Past Author Elliott J. Gorn
ISBN-10 0321216415
Release 2004-07
Pages 334
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Consists of a variety of primary sources, grouped around central themes in American history. This book focuses on particular problems in American history, providing students with several points of view from which to examine the historical evidence. It includes study questions to prompt students to participate in interpreting the past.

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 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.

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.

The Highest Glass Ceiling

The Highest Glass Ceiling Author Ellen Fitzpatrick
ISBN-10 9780674496071
Release 2016-02-29
Pages 330
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Best-selling historian Ellen Fitzpatrick tells the story of three remarkable women who set their sights on the Presidency. The arduous, dramatic quests of Victoria Woodhull (1872), Margaret Chase Smith (1964), and Shirley Chisholm (1972) illuminate today’s political landscape, shedding light on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for the Oval Office.

The Most Dangerous Communist in the United States

The Most Dangerous Communist in the United States Author Gary Murrell
ISBN-10 1625341539
Release 2015-08-14
Pages 456
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When J. Edgar Hoover declared Herbert Aptheker "the most dangerous Communist in the United States," the notorious FBI director misconstrued his true significance. In this first book-length biography of Aptheker (1915-2003), Gary Murrell provides a balanced yet unflinching assessment of the controversial figure who was at once a leading historian of African America, radical political activist, literary executor of W. E. B. Du Bois, and lifelong member of the American Communist Party. Although blacklisted at U.S. universities, Aptheker published dozens of books, including the groundbreaking American Negro Slave Revolts (1943) and the monumental seven-volume Documentary History of the Negro People (1951-1994). He also edited four volumes of the correspondence and unpublished writings of Du Bois, an achievement that Eric Foner, writing in the New York Times Book Review, called "a milestone in the coming of age of Afro-American history." As Murrell shows, Aptheker the historian was inseparable from Aptheker the leading Communist Party intellectual, polemicist, and agitator. During the 1960s, his ability to rouse and inspire both black and white student radicals made him one of the few Old Leftists accepted by the New Left. Aptheker had joined the CPUSA during its heyday in the 1930s, convinced that only through the party's leadership could fascism be defeated and true liberation be achieved: he ended his affiliation five decades later in 1991 after the collapse of socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. In an afterword, Bettina Aptheker adds to Murrell's narrative by illuminating her mother Fay's vital contributions to her father's work and by affirming the particularly devastating challenges of life in a family dedicated to radical political and social change.

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.

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.

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.

Significant Contemporary American Feminists

Significant Contemporary American Feminists Author Jennifer Scanlon
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105020197039
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 361
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Highlights the lives and work of fifty second wave feminists, women who have served as catalysts in the developing feminist movement.

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

A Room at a Time

A Room at a Time Author Jo Freeman
ISBN-10 084769805X
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 368
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In this important volume, Jo Freeman brings us the very full, rich story of how American women entered into political life and party politics-well before suffrage and, in many cases, completely separate from it. She shows how women carefully and methodically learned about the issues, the candidates, and the institutions, put themselves to work, and made themselves indispensable not only to the men running for office, but to the political system overall.