Belle: The Biography of Belle Case La Follette

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John Kenneth Galbraith says of Belle: The Biography of Belle Case LaFollette: "Before the Kennedys, before the Roosevelts, there was another great and determined liberal family. Among its members was Belle Case LaFollette, wife of Robert LaFollette, Sr., and a true pioneer on everything from woman's suffrage to worker's rights to keeping the warriors at bay. I enjoyed the book immensely and learned much."
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John Kenneth Galbraith says of Belle: The Biography of Belle Case LaFollette: "Before the Kennedys, before the Roosevelts, there was another great and determined liberal family. Among its members was Belle Case LaFollette, wife of Robert LaFollette, Sr., and a true pioneer on everything from woman's suffrage to worker's rights to keeping the warriors at bay. I enjoyed the book immensely and learned much."
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Arthur Schlesinger
A charming portrait of an indomitable woman wholeheartedly committed to her husband, her sex, and the progressive cause.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825303142
  • Publisher: Beaufort Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/1986
  • Pages: 224

Table of Contents

Introduction IX
Prologue XIII
1 Young Belle of Baraboo [1859-1875] 1
2 First and Only Love [1875-1881] 7
3 To Love, Honor--But Not Obey [1881-1885] 18
4 La Follette and La Follette [1885-1891] 27
5 Motherhood in Madison [1891-1901] 37
6 "When We Were Governor" [1901-1906] 53
7 The Senator's Wife [1906-1909] 75
8 Editor and Columnist [1909-1911] 92
9 La Follette for President [1911-1912] 109
10 Belle Battles for Her Own Causes [1912-1914] 123
11 A Husband Hung in Effigy [1914-1917] 141
12 The Partnership Under Fire [1917-1919] 167
13 The Fight for Peace and Teapot Dome [1919-1923] 188
14 Postwar Germany, Communist Russia and Italy [1923] 205
15 Second Presidential Bid [1924] 214
16 Nurse to a Dving Fighter [1925] 223
17 Last Labor of Love [1925-1931] 229
Epilogue 241
Bibliography 243
Index 245
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