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Angels in the Machinery : Gender in American Party Politics from the Civil War to the Progressive Era

Angels in the Machinery : Gender in American Party Politics from the Civil War to the Progressive Era - 97 edition

Angels in the Machinery : Gender in American Party Politics from the Civil War to the Progressive Era - 97 edition

ISBN13: 9780195116960

ISBN10: 0195116968

Angels in the Machinery : Gender in American Party Politics from the Civil War to the Progressive Era by Rebecca Edwards - ISBN 9780195116960
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1997
International: No
Angels in the Machinery : Gender in American Party Politics from the Civil War to the Progressive Era by Rebecca Edwards - ISBN 9780195116960

ISBN13: 9780195116960

ISBN10: 0195116968

Edition: 97

Summary

Angels in the Machinery offers a sweeping analysis of the centrality of gender to politics in the United States from the days of the Whigs to the early twentieth century. Author Rebecca Edwards shows that women in the U.S. participated actively and influentially as Republicans, Democrats, and leaders of third-party movements like Prohibitionism and Populism--decades before they won the right to vote--and in the process managed to transform forever the ideology of American party politics. Using cartoons, speeches, party platforms, news accounts, and campaign memorabilia, she offers a compelling explanation of why family values, women's political activities, and even candidates' sex lives remain hot-button issues in politics to this day.

  • Establishes the centrality of gender in American party politics

Author Bio

Edwards, Rebecca : Vassar College

Rebecca Edwards is Assistant Professor of History at Vassar College.

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