Angels in the Machinery: Gender in American Party Politics from the Civil War to the Progressive Era / Edition 1

Angels in the Machinery: Gender in American Party Politics from the Civil War to the Progressive Era / Edition 1

by Rebecca B. Edwards
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195116960
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Chronology of Key Elections and Other Events
Introduction3
1The Political Crucible of the Civil War12
2Suffragists, Prohibitionists, and Republicans39
3Democrats and Domestic Economics59
4The Gospel of St. Republican75
5Populism91
6Redemption111
7New Parameters of Power133
8Progressives and Protection, 1897-1912150
Epilogue167
Notes171
Selected References213
Index221

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