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Angels in the Machinery : Gender in American Party Politics from the Civil War to the Progressive Era - Rebecca Edwards

Angels in the Machinery

Gender in American Party Politics from the Civil War to the Progressive Era

Paperback Published: 1st December 1997
ISBN: 9780195116960
Number Of Pages: 256

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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.

"[An] extraordinary achievement....In clear and concise prose, Edwards has transformed the historiographical landscape of nineteenth-century American politics."--Reviews in American History "A stunning entry in the historical scholarship currently revisioning the politics of the Gilded Age from a gendered perspective....Worthy of serious attention by specialists in both political history and women's history."--Journal of American History "Important because of its implications for women's studies, politics, and numerous reform movements (including women's suffrage)."--Choice "An elegantly written analysis which completely shifts our understanding of the 19th century."--Laura H. Belmonts, Oklahoma State University "[An] extraordinary achievement....In clear and concise prose, Edwards has transformed the historiographical landscape of nineteenth-century American politics."--Reviews in American History "A stunning entry in the historical scholarship currently revisioning the politics of the Gilded Age from a gendered perspective....Worthy of serious attention by specialists in both political history and women's history."--Journal of American History "Important because of its implications for women's studies, politics, and numerous reform movements (including women's suffrage)."--Choice

Acknowledgementsp. VII
Chronology of Key Elections and Other Eventsp. XI
Introductionp. 3
The Political Crucible of the Civil Warp. 12
Suffragists, Prohibitionists, and Republicansp. 39
p. 59
p. 75
p. 91
p. 111
p. 133
p. 150
Epilogoep. 167
Notesp. 171
Selected Referencesp. 213
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780195116960
ISBN-10: 0195116968
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st December 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37