Why We Lost the Era by Jane J. Mansbridge

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The Equal Rights Amendment, which would have guaranteed women the same legal rights as men, passed Congress with an overwhelming majority in 1972. During the following ten years, the public repeatedly endorsed it in opinion surveys. The era was never able to muster concrete support in enough states to become the law of the land. In this book it is being explained why.

About Jane J. Mansbridge

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Jane J. Mansbridge is professor of political science at Northwestern University. She is also on the faculty of the university's Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research.
Published September 15, 1986 by University Of Chicago Press. 335 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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However, both supporters and opponents claimed that the ERA would have had some very immediate results and Mansbridge very adeptly explains how these claims came to be.

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Mansbridge (Beyond Adversary Democracy, a professor of political science and sociology at Northwestern University, pinpoints the major causes of the ERA movement's decline and ultimate demise: the ideological purity of its volunteers, mushrooming power of the new right, and legislative skepticism...

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