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Different versus Equal: The 1920s

Nancy Woloch

in A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter revisits Adkins and considers the feud over protective laws that arose in the women's movement in the 1920s. The clash between friends and foes of the Equal Rights Amendment—and over the ... More


The ‘parliamentary watchdog’: 1868–Spring 1874

Maureen Wright

in Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement: The Biography of an Insurgent Woman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081095
eISBN:
9781781700037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081095.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

The years between 1868 and 1874 were among the most demanding when considering Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy's lifelong commitment to feminism. She took a leading role in securing for married women the ... More


Mrs Brown is a Man and a Brother: Women in Merseyside's Political Organisations 1890-1920

Krista Cowman

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237389
eISBN:
9781846313608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313608
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book offers a detailed regional study of women's politics in the United Kingdom in the period before the First World War. Its purpose is to investigate how women's politics functioned at the ... More


Jim Crow Capital: Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945

Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646725
eISBN:
9781469646749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646725.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Jim Crow Capital tells the story of how black women in Washington, D.C. transformed civil rights politics between 1920 and 1945. Even though no resident of the nation’s capital could cast a ballot, ... More


. ‘Both Glad and Sorry’: Romance Cycles and Women’s Politics

Michele Schreiber

in American Postfeminist Cinema: Women, Romance and Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748693368
eISBN:
9780748696772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693368.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter One puts the postfeminist romance cycle into historical context by examining how it both follows, and deviates from, its predecessors: the classical romance film, and the feminist romance ... More


Women’s Underrepresentation in U.S. Politics: The Enduring Gender Gap in Political Ambition

Jennifer L. Lawless, Richard L. Fox, and Gail Baitinger

in Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199328734
eISBN:
9780199398966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328734.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In light of the importance of women’s presence in politics, it is critical to understand why so few women hold public office in the United States. This chapter argues that the fundamental reason for ... More


Hillary Rodham Clinton: Recasting the Role of First Lady

Barbara A. Perry

in 42: Inside the Presidency of Bill Clinton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801454066
eISBN:
9781501706202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454066.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the unusually influential role played by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. A product in many ways of the 1960s women’s movement, Clinton broke new ground as a presidential ... More


Judaism and Jewishness in Histories of American Jewry

Anat Helman (ed.)

in No Small Matter: Features of Jewish Childhood

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197577301
eISBN:
9780197577332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197577301.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews five books on American Jewish history, written by Joyce Antler, Jessica Cooperman, Kirsten Fermaglich, Rachel Kranson, and Jack Wertheimer. Reading these books together is ... More


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