Women and American Foreign Policy: Lobbyists, Critics, and Insiders

Women and American Foreign Policy: Lobbyists, Critics, and Insiders

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Women and American Foreign Policy: Lobbyists, Critics, and Insiders by Edward P. Crapol

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313246364
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/03/1987
Series: Contributions in Women's Studies Series , #76
Pages: 213
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

About 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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