Suffrage at 100 – Stacie Taranto
epub | 14.73 MB | English | Isbn:B084QNFYQ8 |
Author: Stacie Taranto | PAge: 472 | Year: 2020
In the 2018 midterm elections, 102 women were elected to the House and 14 to the Senate-a record for both bodies. And yet nearly a century after the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, the notion of congressional gender parity by 2020-a stated goal of the National Women’s Political Caucus at the time of its founding in 1971-remains a distant ideal. In Suffrage at 100, Stacie Taranto and Leandra Zarnow bring together twenty-two scholars to take stock of women’s engagement in electoral politics over the past one hundred years. Why, they ask, has women’s struggle to achieve equal political power in the United States dragged on longer than the nearly seventy-five-year campaign for women’s suffrage?
This is the first wide-ranging collection to historically examine women’s full political engagement in and beyond electoral office since they gained a constitutional right to vote. The book explores why women’s access to, and influence on, political power remains…
Category:Women in Politics, Civil Rights & Liberties, 20th Century World History