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Creating a Patchwork Approach to Child Care in the 1970s

Elizabeth Rose

in The Promise of Preschool: From Head Start to Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395075
eISBN:
9780199775767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395075.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As more mothers entered the paid workforce, and as the women's movement mobilized, members of Congress proposed building a nationwide system of universally available child care services. Although the ... More


“Zero, None, Zip, Nada”: Lindy Boggs and Gender Gap Politics

Jeffrey Bloodworth

in Losing the Center: The Decline of American Liberalism, 1968–1992

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142296
eISBN:
9780813142326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142296.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

Reagan's 1980 landslide came with one silver lining for Democrats: the gender gap. As the first presidential election where men and women significantly diverged, Democrats believed women offered them ... More


A Truly Historic Election

Tom Berg

in Minnesota's Miracle: Learning from the Government That Worked

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680528
eISBN:
9781452948690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680528.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party’s efforts to dominate the Minnesota legislature, culminating in an election in 1972. The attainment of such a goal required various ... More


Minnesota's Miracle: Learning from the Government That Worked

Tom Berg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680528
eISBN:
9781452948690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680528.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Social upheaval, political gridlock, and controversies over taxes, the environment, and an unpopular war: the state of Minnesota in 1968 was a lot like the state of America today. This book’s account ... More


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