Library Journal - Library JournalFowler attempts to restore to Catt her central role in the suffragist movement in the United States and in the founding of the League of Women Voters. Although the first three chapters do recount her life, the author himself notes that this is not a conventional biography. Rather, the work aims primarily at an analysis of Catt as a political leader and political visionary. It is well researched and well documented. One would have hoped for somewhat more depth in the personal detail of the first three chapters, as it is almost impossible to separate the importance of a ``life'' from the politics or philosophy of a major figure. However, the political analysis is excellent, even though readers will wish to know more about the woman who was so significant an American feminist leader. Recommended for college and university women's studies collections. Sheila R. Herstein, City Coll. of CUNY Lib.
- Northeastern University Press
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