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From Suffrage to the Senate is a comprehensive and valuable compendium of biographies of leading women in U.S. politics, past and present, and an examination of the wide range of women's movements. This dynamically illustrated reference work explores American women's path to political power and social equality from the struggle for the right to vote and the abolition of slavery to the first African American woman in the U.S. Senate and beyond.
Author(s): Suzanne O'Dea
Edition: 2nd
Articles: 982
Images: 194
People: 610



    Women's Rights
    Political Parties and Agendas
    Racism and Discrimination
    Presidential Appointees
    Women in the Military
    Facts and Statistics


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    9to5, National Association of Working Women

    Founded in 1973 by Karen Nussbaum and nine other women, 9to5, National Association of Working Women seeks to end workplace discrimination and to hel

    Abbott, Grace (1878-1939)

    One of the many social reformers influenced by Chicago's Hull House and its founder Jane Addams, Grace Abbott worked to improve the lives of immigra

    Abel, Hazel Pearl Hempel (1888-1966)

    Republican Hazel Abel of Nebraska served in the U.S. Senate from November 8, 1954 to December 31, 1954. She had run for the office for a very specif

    Abolitionist Movement, Women in the

    In the 1830s, African American and white women from the North and the South entered the men's political world to crusade against slavery. Outraged b


    The issue of a woman's right to decide whether to continue a pregnancy or to terminate it became one of the United States’ most challenging politica

    Abzug, Bella Savitzky (1920-1998)

    Democrat Bella Abzug of New York served in the U.S. House of Representatives from January 3, 1971 to January 3, 1977. The first Jewish woman to serv

    Acceptance Speech at the Republication National Convention

    Republican National Convention Sarah Palin Tampa, Florida September 3, 2008 Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored to be conside

    Achtenberg, Roberta (b. 1950)

    President Barack Obama appointed lesbian activist Roberta Achtenberg to the United States Commission on Civil Rights in 2011. She earlier served in


    My deepest gratitude goes to the women who have wanted fuller lives for themselves, their daughters, and their neighbors; the women who have challen

    Adams, Abigail Smith (1744-1818)

    Patriot Abigail Adams established herself as an early advocate for women's rights with a letter she wrote to her husband John Adams in 1776, asking

    Adams, Annette Abbott (1877-1956)

    In 1914, Annette Adams became U.S. attorney for the northern district of California, the highest judicial position any woman in the world had ever h

    Adams, Sandra (Sandy) (b. 1956)

    Republican Sandra Adams of Florida served in the U.S. House of Representatives from January 3, 2011, to January 3, 2013. Supported by the Tea Party,

    Addams, Jane (1860-1935)

    A leader in the settlement house movement, Jane Addams founded Hull House in Chicago in 1889, perhaps the best known of the settlement houses in the

    Addington, Julia C. (1829-1875)

    Julia C. Addington was first appointed Mitchell County, Iowa, superintendent of school in 1869 to complete the unfinished term of a male superintend

    Address to Feminists for Life of America

    Feminists for Life of America Helen Chenoweth April 26, 1997 Thank you for inviting me to the 25th anniversary of Feminists for Life of America. Thi


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