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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


1984, Regional Crises, and Morning in America: The Predawn of the Reagan Era

David Ryan

in US Presidential Elections and Foreign Policy: Candidates, Campaigns, and Global Politics from FDR to Bill Clinton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813169057
eISBN:
9780813177267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169057.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Despite Reagan’s favorable treatment in the recent historiography and his close association in contemporary public discourse with democracy promotion, key elements of the Reagan Doctrine presented an ... 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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