Claiming Her Place in Congress

Women from American Political Families as Legislators

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About the Book

The fall of 2018 saw an unprecedented number of women enter Congress, changing estimates of how long it might take to achieve equal representation. For the first time, women candidates employed techniques honed by America’s political families, which have helped women enter the sphere of politics since as early as 1916. Drawing on extensive research and conversations with successful women politicians, this book offers a history and investigation of the political opportunities provided to women through familial connections. Family networks have a long history of enabling women to run for political office, and have provided much for the latest group of candidates to emulate.

About the Author(s)

Katherine H. Adams is the Hutchinson Distinguished Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans.

Bibliographic Details

Katherine H. Adams
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 20 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7718-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3717-4
Imprint: McFarland