A Room at a Time by Jo Freeman
How Women Entered Party Politics

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The prominent political women of today stand upon the shoulders of those who spent the last two hundred years building a foundation for women's political participation. Jo Freeman brings to us the rich story of how American women entered into political life and party politics—well before suffrage and often completely separate from it. She shows that women's early political involvement was focused on the Republican party, very different from the situation today. And she builds up to the explosion of women's political activisim of the 1960s and 1970s, connecting past to future by tracing the roots of key political strategies still being debated in the early 21st century.
Now for the first time in paperback, A Room at a Time is considered a landmark of original research into women's political history as well as party politics.
 

About Jo Freeman

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Freeman is co-editor of Waves of Protest, editor of Social Movements of the Sixties and Seventies and Women: A Feminist Perspective.
 
Published December 15, 1999 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 368 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, History, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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Dispelling such commonly held myths as that women engaged in more political activism before suffrage and that there is a secure ""bloc"" of women voters, Freeman (The Politics of Women's Liberation) focuses on how women's political groups enabled them to move into mainstream party politics by man...

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