The Highest Glass Ceiling Women S Quest For The American Presidency

Author: Ellen Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067408893X
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In The Highest Glass Ceiling, best-selling historian Ellen Fitzpatrick tells the story of three remarkable women who set their sights on the American presidency. Victoria Woodhull (1872), Margaret Chase Smith (1964), and Shirley Chisholm (1972) each challenged persistent barriers confronted by women presidential candidates. Their quest illuminates today’s political landscape, showing that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign belongs to a much longer, arduous, and dramatic journey.

The tale begins during Reconstruction when the radical Woodhull became the first woman to seek the presidency. Although women could not yet vote, Woodhull boldly staked her claim to the White House, believing she might thereby advance women’s equality. Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith came into political office through the “widow’s mandate.” Among the most admired women in public life when she launched her 1964 campaign, she soon confronted prejudice that she was too old (at 66) and too female to be a creditable presidential candidate. She nonetheless became the first woman to have her name placed in nomination for President by a major party. Democratic Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm ignored what some openly described as the twin disqualifications of race and gender in her spirited 1972 presidential campaign. She ran all the way to the Democratic convention, inspiring diverse followers and angering opponents, including members of the Nixon administration who sought to derail her candidacy.

As The Highest Glass Ceiling reveals, women’s pursuit of the Oval Office, then and now, has involved myriad forms of influence, opposition, and intrigue.


The Highest Glass Ceiling

Author: Ellen Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674496078
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Best-selling historian Ellen Fitzpatrick tells the story of three remarkable women who set their sights on the Presidency.

The Highest Glass Ceiling

Author: Ellen Fitzpatrick
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Best-selling historian Ellen Fitzpatrick tells the story of three remarkable women who set their sights on the Presidency.

The Highest Glass Ceiling

Author: Ellen Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674496051
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Best-selling historian Ellen Fitzpatrick tells the story of three remarkable women who set their sights on the Presidency.

The Hello Girls

Author: Elizabeth Cobbs
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674971477
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In 1918 the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France to help win World War I. Elizabeth Cobbs reveals the challenges these patriotic young women faced in a war zone where male soldiers resented, wooed, mocked, saluted, and ultimately ...

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Author: Ellen Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061991252
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The first book ever to examine this extraordinary collection, Letters to Jackie presents 250 intimate, heartfelt, eye-opening responses to what was arguably the most devastating event in twentieth century America, providing a fascinating ...

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Author: Scott Farris
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762784210
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This new edition of Almost President brings the work up-to-date with a section that explores the results and ramifications of the 2012 presidential election.

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Author: Martha A. Ackelsberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415935180
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This book brings together many of Ackelsberg s writings over the past 25 years, combining her own field work and interviews with cutting edge research and theory on democracy and activism.

Because Of Sex

Author: Gillian Thomas
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466878975
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Through first-person accounts and vivid narrative, Because of Sex tells the story of how one law, our highest court, and a few tenacious women changed the American workplace forever.

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Author: Marianne Schnall
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1580054978
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With insights and personal anecdotes from Sheryl Sandberg, Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Nancy Pelosi, Nicholas Kristof, Melissa Etheridge, and many more, this book addresses timely, provocative issues involving women, politics, and power.