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Contributions in American Studies #108: For the Public Record: A Documentary History of the League of Women Voters

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Through a judicious selection of documents from the papers of the League of Women Voters of the United States in the Library of Congress, Stuhler reveals the rich history of an organization designed to serve the public interest. In the aftermath of the 72-year long effort by American women to win the vote, the League was formed to prepare these new voters for their responsibilities as full participating citizens. The organization's first president, Maud Wood Park, and her associates established Citizenship Schools throughout the nation to educate women, and they were so successful that one newspaper complained, Why not for men, too?

Succeeding presidents built the League's reputation as an organization inventive in its dual roles as a voter educator and civic activist. While League members were expected to be nonpartisan, they were also encouraged to be active in their parties, a sometimes confusing posture. Nevertheless, the League—as an advocate in support of specified public policies—succeeded in maintaining an informed nonpartisanship that came to be respected by opinion and political leaders, and the public learned that it could depend upon the League for unbiased information in election contests. In making it possible for women to show their strength and do what they have done for some 80 years, the League has made incalculable contributions to the public good. Students, scholars, and the informed public interested in American political and women's history will find this documentary collection invaluable.

Book News Annotation:

Intended to serve as a complement to Louise M. Young's , the narrative history of the League's first fifty years, this work presents approximately 150 speeches, reports, League platforms, pamphlets, and essays which are of interest to those wishing to investigate the institutional history of the League. Brief commentary is included to illuminate the issues discussed by the documents.
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Synopsis:

Members of the League of Women Voters describe in their own words, the compelling story of political--but not partisan--women in 20th-century America. The skills and knowledge League women put to work on behalf of good government underscores the relevance and vitality of an informed and active citizenry.

Synopsis:

Documents, through the words of League leaders, the impact of the League of Women Voters on voter education and advocacy.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-301) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface

Women and Politics

The Politics of Woman Suffrage

From Jubilee to Victory

The Decisive Year

Possibilities, Hopes, Dreams

The Pan-American Convention

"An Every Woman's Organization"

An Experiment in Political Education

Unfinished Business

The Tennessee Valley Authority

The Deserving Public

The Search for Peace

Two Endings and a Beginning

The Atomic Age

Years of Maturity, 1950-1970

Epilogue

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313253164
Author:
Stuhler, Barbara
Publisher:
Praeger
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Feminism -- United States -- History.
Subject:
League of Women Voters (U.S.) - History
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Series:
Contributions in American studies,
Series Volume:
[t. 23]no. 108
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.93 in. 1.52 lbs.

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