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The contender / by Lurie, Rod,1962-screenwriter,director.; Groupé, Larry.composer.; Oldman, Gary.actor.; Allen, Joan,1956-actor.; Bridges, Jeff,1949-actor.; Slater, Christian.actor.; Petersen, William L.,1953-actor.; Hall, Philip Baker,1931-actor.; Rubinek, Saul,1948-actor.; Elliott, Sam,1944-actor.; Dreamworks Pictures.; Cinerenta (Firm); Cinecontender (Firm); Battleground Productions.; SE8 Group.; DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm);
DVD; DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby 2.0 surround; 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen format.Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater, William Petersen, Philip Baker Hall, Saul Rubinek, Sam Elliott.Director of photography, Denis Maloney; production designer, Alexander Hammond; editor, Michael Jablow; music, Larry Groupé.Rated R.Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Alan J. Pakula Award.As soon as a woman is nominated to replace the deceased vice president of the USA, her political enemies search in her private life for ways to bring her down.In depth commentary with director Rod Lurie and actress Joan Allen -- Deleted scenes -- A fascinating behind the scenes featurette "The making of a political thriller" -- Theatrical trailer -- Production notes -- Cast & filmmaker biographies.
Subjects: Feature films.; Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Vice-Presidential candidates; Women politicians; Politics, Practical;
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Phenomenal women : the Dora Stockman story / by O'Rourke-Kelly, Margaret.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-160).
Subjects: Stockman, Dora Hall, 1872-1948.; Social reformers; Women social reformers; Michigan State Grange; State governments; Politicians; Women politicians; College teachers; Women college teachers;
© 2008., Zoe Life Pub.,
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Elly Peterson : "mother" of the moderates / by Fitzgerald, Sara,1951-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-308) and index."A magisterially written, well-researched, informative, and entertaining biography of a woman who helped throw open the doors to broader participation and power for women in the Republican Party and American politics."--Dave Dempsey, author of William G. Milliken : Michigan's Passionate Moderate. Elly Peterson was one of the highest ranking women in the Republican Party. In 1964 she ran for a Michigan seat in the U.S. Senate and became the first woman to serve as chair of the Michigan Republican Party. During the 1970s she grew disenchanted with the increasing conservatism of her party, united with other feminists to push for the Equal Rights Amendment and reproductive choice, battled Phyllis Schlafly to wrest control from her of the National Federation of Republican Women, and became an independent. Elly Peterson's story is a missing chapter in the political history of Michigan, as well as the United States. This new biography, written by Sara Fitzgerald (a Michigan native and former Washington Post editor), finally gives full credit to one of the first female political leaders in this country. When Peterson retired in 1970 as assistant chairman of the Republican National Committee, David Broder of the Post wrote that her abilities would have earned her the national chairmanship were it not for the unwritten sex barrier that both parties have erected around that job."--The girl from New Berlin -- Hooked on politics -- A chapeau in the ring -- The reluctant candidate -- The click moment -- Minding the middle -- Back to Washington -- A crisis of conscience -- A path out of exile -- The show -- A new crusade -- The turning point.
Subjects: Peterson, Elly Maude, 1914-2008.; Women politicians; Politicians; Republican Party (Mich.); Republican Party (Mich.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Women's rights; Conservatism;
© c2011., University of Michigan Press,
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Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868 / by Roberts, Cokie.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-492).Meet the women of Washington, 1848-1856 -- Jessie runs for president but Harriet takes the White House and Mary Jane reports, 1856-1858 -- Varina leads and leaves as Abby drops by, 1859-1861 -- Rose goes to jail, Jessie goes to the White House, Dorothea goes to work, 1861 -- Rose is released, Clara goes to war, Louisa May briefly nurses, 1862 -- Lizzie reports on the action, Janet goes to camp, Louisa takes charge, 1863 -- Anna speaks, Jessie campaigns (again), Sojourner visits, 1864 -- One Mary leaves, one Mary hangs, and Lois writes about it all, 1865 -- Virginia and Varina return, Sara survives, Mary is humiliated, Kate loses, 1866-1868.With the outbreak of the Civil War, the small, social Southern town of Washington, D.C. found itself caught between warring sides in a four-year battle that would determine the future of the United States. After the declaration of secession, many fascinating Southern women left the city, leaving their friends -- such as Adele Cutts Douglas and Elizabeth Blair Lee -- to grapple with questions of safety and sanitation as the capital was transformed into an immense Union army camp and later a hospital. With their husbands, brothers, and fathers marching off to war, either on the battlefield or in the halls of Congress, the women of Washington joined the cause as well. And more women went to the Capital City to enlist as nurses, supply organizers, relief workers, and journalists. Many risked their lives making munitions in a highly flammable arsenal, toiled at the Treasury Department printing greenbacks to finance the war, and plied their needlework skills at The Navy Yard -- once the sole province of men -- to sew canvas gunpowder bags for the troops. Sifting through newspaper articles, government records, and private letters and diaries -- many never before published -- Roberts brings the war-torn capital into focus through the lives of its formidable women.
Subjects: Women; Politicians' spouses; Women; Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877); Women;
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Revolutionary women : 50 women of color who reinvented the rules / by Shen, Ann,author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-221).Introduction -- In pursuit of art. Dorothy Toy ; Eartha Kitt ; Gloria Estefan ; Misty Copeland ; Nancy Kwan ; Tracey Norman ; Yayoi Kusama -- In pursuit of equity. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ; Grace Lee Boggs ; Kamala Harris ; Patsy Mink ; Shirley Chisholm ; Sonia Sotomayor ; Stacey Abrams -- In pursuit of excellence. Ann Lowe ; Joyce Chen ; Maria Tallchief ; Naomi Osaka ; Portia White ; Rita Moreno ; Victoria Draves -- In pursuit of exploration. Annie Easley ; Bessie Coleman ; Bessie Stringfield ; Hazel Ying Lee ; Kalpana Chawla ; Mae Jemison ; Mary Golda Ross -- In pursuit of expression. Anna Sui ; Carmen Rupe ; Celia Cruz ; Isabel Allende ; Sandra Oh ; Sylvia Rivera -- In pursuit of identity. Annie Dodge Wauneka ; Dolores Huerta ; Georgia Gilmore ; Jovita Idár ; Kathleen "Kay" Livingstone ; Madonna Thunder Hawk ; Whina Cooper ; Wilma Mankiller ; Zitkála-`á -- In pursuit of knowledge. Anandibai Joshee ; Charlotta Bass ; Chien-Shiung Wu ; Ida B. Wells ; Marie Van Brittan Brown ; Pura Belpré ; Susan La Flesche Picotte."Revolutionary Women is a celebration of women of color, centering women who have historically been sidelined. For fans of Ann Shen's beloved Bad Girls Throughout History, this spiritual successor celebrates the accomplishments of these incredible women alongside Ann's signature artwork. From dancers, actors, and singers to scientists, astronauts, politicians, and activists, these women used their voices and their passions to change the world"--Shen profiles women of color who pushed the boundaries, rewrote the rules, and led the way for the women in the communities to follow in their footsteps. From the big screen to the halls of NASA; from the courts of the US Open to the Supreme Court, these short (one- to three-page) articles will inspire you to embrace your authentic self and live your life in full color. -- adapted from back cover
Subjects: Minority women; Minority women; Women social reformers;
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On this day she : putting women back into history one day at a time / by Bell, Jo,author.; Hershman, Tania,author.; Holland, Ailsa,1969-author.;
"A fascinating page-a-day collection profiling extraordinary women of all races, eras, and nationalities. Our past is full of influential women. Whether politicians, troublemakers, explorers, artists, and even the odd murderer, women have shaped society around the globe. But too often, these women have been unfairly confined to the margins of history. On This Day She: Putting Women Back into History One Day at a Time corrects this imbalance. A day-by-day collection of inspiring stories about incredible women who made history but seldom received the acknowledgement they deserved, this book introduces readers to women of all colors, eras, and nationalities. From Queen Elizabeth I to Beyonč, Doria Shafik to Lillian Bilocca, this book gives voice both to female icons and to those whom the history books have overlooked. These women campaigned, cured, and adventured their way through life. They include musicians, painters, scientists, poets, and more. Spanning centuries, On This Day She is a record of human existence at its most authentic." --
Subjects: Women; Women;
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Michigan and the Civil War : a great and bloody sacrifice / by Dempsey, Jack,1952-;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Rockets' red glare -- The coming fury -- Answering Lincoln's call -- 1862: swings of the pendulum -- Women of war -- War on water -- Special forces -- Turning the tide -- The fighting 102nd -- The generals -- The war politicians -- POWs: the hard life and Andersonville -- 1864: year of ascendancy -- Coda: Appomattox, Irwinville, and the Sultana.
© 2011., History Press,
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The witches : Salem, 1692 / by Schiff, Stacy.;
Includes bibliographic references (pages 481-482) and index.The diseases of astonishment -- That old deluder -- The working of wonders -- One of you is a devil -- The wizard -- A suburb of hell -- Now they say there is above seven hundred in all -- In these hellish meetings -- Our case is extraordinary -- Published to prevent false reports -- That dark and mysterious season -- A long train of miserable consequences.It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic.
Subjects: Trials (Witchcraft); Witchcraft; Women;
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Jane Addams : spirit in action / by Knight, Louise W.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-279) and index."Jane Addams's books": page 281.Jane Addams (1860-1935) was one of the leading figures of the Progressive era. This "pragmatic visionary," as Knight calls her, is best known as the creator of Hull House, a model settlement house offering training, shelter, and culture for Chicago's poor. Addams also involved herself in a long list of Progressive campaigns. Her rhetorical skills as both speaker and writer made her internationally recognized as a supporter of civil rights, woman suffrage, and labor reform.Dreamer -- Freedom seeker -- Activist -- Political ethicist -- Politician -- Dissenter -- Ambassador -- Postscript.
Subjects: Biographies.; Addams, Jane, 1860-1935.; Women social reformers; Social reformers; Women social workers; Social workers;
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Trailblazers, Black women who helped make America great. American firsts/American icons / by David, Gabrielle,author.; Feng, Carolina Fung,editor.;
Includes bibliography (pages 615-637) and index.Sojourner Truth -- Harriet Tubman -- Mary Church Terrell -- Rosina Corrothers Tucker -- Ella Baker -- Maida Springer Kemp -- Pauli Murray -- Dorothy I. Height -- Rosa Parks -- Fannie Lou Hamer -- Clara Day -- Addie Wyatt -- Coretta Scott King -- Myrlie Evers-Williams -- Betty Shabazz -- Daine Nash -- Peggy Shepard -- Pierrette Talley -- Dorceta E. Taylor -- Dadiatou Diallo -- Michelle Alexander -- Glynda C. Carr -- Lezley McSpadden -- Leah Penniman -- Lasaia Wade -- Josephine Baker -- Katherine Dunham -- Margot Webb -- Jeni Legon -- Janet Collins -- Pearl Primus -- Mabie Lee -- Mary Hinkson -- Myers Brown -- Carmen De Lavallade -- Raven Wilkinson -- Judith Jamison -- Blondell Cummings -- Dianne McIntyre -- Virginia Johnson -- Jawole Willa Jo Zollar -- Dianne Walker -- Debra Austin -- Cynthia Olivers -- Fatima Robinson -- Dormeshia -- Camille A. Brown -- Misty Copeland -- Michaela Mabinty Deprince -- Ora Washington -- Toni Stone -- Alice Coachman -- Athea Gibson -- Wilma Rudolph -- Jackie Joyner-Kersee -- Cheryl Miller -- Violet Palmer -- Debi Thomas -- Dawn Staley -- Briana Scurry -- Sheryl Swoopes -- Ann Wolfe -- Lisa Leslie -- Dominique Dawes -- Maritza Correia McClendon -- Serena Williams -- Allyson Felix -- Ibtihaj Muhammad -- Blake Bolden -- Bianca Smith -- Erin Jackson -- Simone Biles.The past four hundred years have seen unprecedented growth in virtually every conceivable realm of life, from medicine to the arts, technology to finance. Far too often, however, when we think of the movers, shakers, and innovators behind these transformations, we picture a host of men - and white men, at that. With Trailblazers, Gabrielle David remedies that. The first anthology of black female innovators published in more than fifteen years, Trailblazers introduces us to more than one hundred and fifty American black women who have been instrumental in creating our contemporary life. We learn about activists and politicians like Fannie Lou Hamer, who in 1964 changed the Democratic National Convention forever by protesting efforts to disenfranchise black voters in her native Mississippi, and Lelia Foley, a black woman who overcame racism and poverty to become the first female African American mayor in the United States in 1973. David also introduces us to entertainers, athletes, and businesswomen - though not always in predictable ways. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter makes an appearance, for example, not for her musical career, but as a businesswoman, reminding us of her multifaceted triumphs. David brings this volume together with a clarion call for recognition of the transformative work black women have done and continue to do. She reminds us of the debt we owe to these unsung heroes--and the place black women deserve at the table.
Subjects: African American women; Women political activists; Women dancers; Women athletes;
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