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Scandal in the Courts

Elisabeth Israels Perry

in After the Vote: Feminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199341849
eISBN:
9780190948542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341849.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

In 1930, Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized an investigation first into New York City’s lower court system and then into its entire government. The investigation, known by the name of its ... More


Fallout

Elisabeth Israels Perry

in After the Vote: Feminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199341849
eISBN:
9780190948542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341849.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

New York City women civic activists avidly followed the Seabury investigations’ hearings and revelations. They passed resolutions demanding reform and traveled to Albany to confront legislators and ... More


After the Vote: Feminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

Elisabeth Israels Perry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199341849
eISBN:
9780190948542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341849.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Soon after his first inauguration in 1934, New York City mayor Fiorello La Guardia began appointing women into his administration. By the end of his three terms he had installed almost a hundred ... More


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