Women and American Foreign Policy: Lobbyists, Critics, and Insiders (America in the Modern World) / Edition 2

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Overview

In recent years, despite widespread interest in feminism, women's studies, and socio-historical perspectives in general, scholars have failed to unearth a body of historical knowledge related to women in the area of American foreign policymaking--until now. This unique volume brings to light the experiences of eight courageous women, who over a century and a half, had a concrete influence in this area. From Abolitionist critic Lydia Maria Child, to former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick, a number of American women have attempted to shape and define the nation's foreign policy, admittedly with varying, often limited degrees of success. In doing so, however, they expanded women's role in the public eye, helped shape public consciousness about the nation's diplomacy, and frequently offered alternative policies that ultimately infiltrated the inner sanctum of the foreign policy "establishment."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780842024303
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1992
  • Series: American in Modern World Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

EDWARD P. CRAPOL is Professor and Chairman of the Department of History at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
1 Lydia Maria Child: Abolitionist Critic of American Foreign Policy 1
2 "Plenipotentiary in Petticoats": Jane M. Cazneau and American Foreign Policy in the Mid-Nineteenth Century 19
3 Duty with Delicacy: Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland 45
4 Lucia True Ames Mead: American Publicist for Peace and Internationalism 67
5 Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights: The Battle for Peace and Planetary Decency 91
6 Joining the Boys' Club: The Diplomatic Career of Eleanor Lansing Dulles 119
7 Speaking Out, Selling Out, Working Out: The Changing Politics of Jane Fonda 137
8 Barely in the Inner Circle: Jeane Kirkpatrick 153
9 Conclusion: Of Mice and Men 173
Selected Bibliography 189
Index 193
About the Contributors 199
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