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The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1920-1976

Political Passions, Women's Rights, and Congressional Battles
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ISBN-13:
9780739181652
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
304
Autor:
Alan H. Levy
Serie:
Lexington Books
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Introduction.Chapter 1. Live and Let LiveChapter 2. World War II, Law School, and MarriageChapter 3. Working PeopleChapter 4. An Explosion in My MindChapter 5. Back DowntownChapter 6. She Always Did Her HomeworkChapter 7. Go ____ YourselfChapter 8. These Motherf_____sChapter 9. Her Eyes Were MurderousChapter 10. Priscilla RyanChapter 11. From Nixon to FordChapter 12. The Last WordChapter 13. A Staggering Work Load: Caring for the District and the NationChapter 14. Safe Seat to No SeatBibliography.
The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1920-1976: Political Passions, Women's Rights, and Congressional Battles, by Alan H. Levy, marks the first full biography of Bella Abzug. Abzug was one of woman in politics in mid- and late-twentieth-century America. Levy traces the New York City world of Russian-Jewish immigrants into which Abzug was born. He then examines her education through Columbia Law School, her marriage, and her early work both as a labor attorney and as an advocate for many controversial causes, including that of an African-American falsely accused of raping a white woman in Jim Crow Era Mississippi. Levy studies Abzug's work for nuclear disarmament, her activism against the Vietnam War, and her successful bid for Congress in 1970. From there, the biography details the myriad of issues with which Abzug grappled as a Member of Congress from 1971 to 1977, and ends with her close loss to Daniel Patrick Moynihan in a bid for the U.S. Senate in 1976. A second book, studying the rest of Abzug's life from 1976 to 1998, is to follow.

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