The highest glass ceiling : women's quest for the American presidency
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- ISBN: 9780674088931
- ISBN: 067408893X
318 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
- Copyright: ©2016
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-302) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Victoria Woodhull : "A very conspicuous position" -- Margaret Chase Smith : "The elephant has an attractive face" -- Shirley Chisholm : "Shake it up, make it change" -- 2016.|
|Summary, etc.:||"A woman will one day occupy the Oval Office because women themselves have made it inevitable, says best-selling historian Ellen Fitzpatrick. She tells the remarkable 150-year story of the candidates, voters, activists, and citizens who, despite overwhelming odds against women in politics, set their sights on the highest glass ceiling in the land."--Provided by publisher.|
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The Highest Glass Ceiling : Women's Quest for the American Presidency
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Fitzpatrick (history, Univ. of New Hampshire) offers short, well-written biographies of spiritualist/stockbroker Victoria Woodhull, US Senator Margaret Chase Smith, and US Representative Shirley Chisholm. They are women who seriously sought the White House prior to Hillary Clinton. Woodhull ran in the late 19th century; Smith and Chisholm covered the mid-20th century. Chisholm was also the first African American to mount a national campaign. Each biography spans the woman's life from birth to the end of her presidential bid. An epilogue covers Clinton's 2008 effort and the beginning of her 2016 campaign. The book illuminates the continuity of discrimination female candidates face and should work well in classes dedicated to political and women's history. However, readers will likely be frustrated by the author's decision to stop each biography abruptly with the end of each woman's presidential campaign. These are fascinating women, and readers will probably be prompted to turn to the internet to find the rest of their stories. Endnotes are provided. Summing Up: Recommended. General collections and lower-division undergraduates. --Caryn E. Neumann, Miami University