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From Suffrage to the Senate: America's Political Women


Pre-Order the Fouth Edition of From Suffrage to the Senate to be released Fall 2019


The 2012 election produced an historic, record-breaking number of women elected to Congress and the House of Representatives. 

Highlights from this new third edition:

  • Completely updated to include 2012 election results, with more than 100 brand new entries, from Michelle Obama and Michelle Bachman to Tammy Duckworth and Claire McCaskill, a wide range of important court cases and legislation along with many new topical entries including Tea Party, Human Trafficking and Women Judges.
  • One-third of the entries cover court cases, organizations, movements and social issues relevant to American political women
  • Over 900 in-depth biographies cover politicians, journalists, lawyers, activists and campaigners
  • Expanded Primary Documents section now includes 51 primary sources
  • Original Documents are referenced in relevant entries throughout the two volumes
  • Detailed Facts & Statistics section provides important contextual background
  • An Historical Timeline places articles in chronological sequence that adds more context to research
  • A rich Bibliography guides future research

With an emphasis on modern pioneers from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds such as Nancy Pelosi, Sarah Palin, Diane Wilson, Sonia Sotomayor, Anne Hutchinson, Margaret Brent, and Judy Chu, From Suffrage to the Senate covers the individuals, organizations, movements, publications, milestones, legislative victories, and court cases that have changed the face of American politics. The in-depth coverage also traces the political heritage of the abolition, labor, suffrage, temperance, and reproductive rights movements.

This up-to-date reference will be a must-purchase for women’s studies departments, high schools and public libraries and will be a handy resource for those researching the key players in women’s politics, past and present.


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Pub. Date: March 2013
Softcover: 1032 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61925-010-9
Price: $255
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e-ISBN: 978-1-61925-104-5
eBook User Price: $319