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The highest glass ceiling : women's quest for the American presidency

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Kirtland Community College Library HQ 1236 .F57 2016 30775305512023 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780674088931
  • ISBN: 067408893X
  • Physical Description: print
    318 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.

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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.
Subject: Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin) 1838-1927
Smith, Margaret Chase 1897-1995
Chisholm, Shirley 1924-2005
Women Political activity United States History
Presidential candidates United States Biography
Women presidential candidates United States Biography

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The Highest Glass Ceiling : Women's Quest for the American Presidency
The Highest Glass Ceiling : Women's Quest for the American Presidency
by Fitzpatrick, Ellen
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The Highest Glass Ceiling : Women's Quest for the American Presidency


Copyright American Library Association, used with permission.

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

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