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Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics
  • Format
  • Authored by: Lynne E. Ford
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816054916
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5491-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $85.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 01/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 973.03
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 656


Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics contains all the material a reader needs to understand the role of women throughout America’s political history. This informative A-to-Z volume contains more than 500 entries covering the people, events, and terms involved in the history of women and politics. Suitable for a high school and junior college audience, this comprehensive encyclopedia also provides a biography for every woman who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Supreme Court.

Broad topics, such as sexual harassment, are cross-referenced with key events and people who are relevant to the topic. Appendixes include a chronology of highlights in women's political history, as well as additional documents.

Entries include:

  • Jane Addams
  • The birth control movement
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Domestic violence
  • Equal Rights Association
  • Betty Friedan
  • Glass ceiling
  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
  • National League of Women Voters
  • Rosa Parks
  • Reproductive rights
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Suffrage
  • and many more.


Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Index. Appendixes.

About the Author(s)

Lynne E. Ford received her doctorate from the University of Maryland and currently teaches at the College of Charleston. An expert on women and politics, she is the author of the textbook Women and Politics: The Pursuit of Equality.

Reviews and Awards

"...comprehensive, easy-to-use, and clearly written...An excellent resource."
School Library Journal

"...a solid reference...Highly recommended especially for high school, college and public library shelves."
Midwest Book Review


"...essential for any women's studies collection...indispensable...Highly Recommended."
Library Media Connection

“...an excellent overview...recommended for high-school, academic, and public libraries and will be very useful for the casual reader as well as the scholar.”

"...fascinating...Ease of use and the phenomenal breadth of this resource make it a great choice for middle and high school students."
SLJ Curriculum Connections

"Honor Book, 2008" (Social Studies, Grades 7-12 category)

- Society of School Librarians International

"Best of Reference, 2009"

- The New York Public Library

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