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Equal Partners By Roland Ezri
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One of the most vexing problems of the last 25 years is the fact that despite the great progress made by Western women, they occupy very few top political and corporate posts. 13% of the members of... More > the House of Representatives, and 13% of corporate officers are women. How then can women share in the leadership and be able to shape the society that they live in? What women have accomplished so far is the first stage only. There is a need for a new approach, a second stage, in which women use the awesome power they possess. They have 50% of the vote and 85% of all retail purchases are made by them. In stage two, we need to consider three questions: Why should women seek political and economic equality? What is standing in their way (in other words, why haven’t they done so decades ago)? Finally, how to go about it?< Less
Becoming By Betty Whiting
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Anna Mueller, a Swiss immigrant, becomes enmeshed in Montana politics and community events from 1908 to 1936 in Becoming. Experience the excitement and sorrows of homesteading, the right for women to... More > vote, WWI, the discovery of oil, the KKK, the Sedition Act, discrimination, farmers' rights, the flu epidemic, mental illness, and death in this Montana saga. With a tender tension between them, Anna learns from her older, adventurous husband how to survive and thrive in a sparsely populated state where resource development, new technologies, and divergent cultural attitudes prevail. Their children set off on their own diverse paths. Not all of them find happiness. Enjoy a stirring account of what once was the way of life in Montana and what becomes of one family.< Less
Becoming By Betty Whiting
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Anna Mueller, a Swiss immigrant, becomes enmeshed in Montana politics and community events from 1908 to 1936 in Becoming. Experience the excitement and sorrows of homesteading, the right for women to... More > vote, WWI, the discovery of oil, the KKK, the Sedition Act, discrimination, farmers' rights, the flu epidemic, mental illness, and death in this Montana saga. With a tender tension between them, Anna learns from her older, adventurous husband how to survive and thrive in a sparsely populated state where resource development, new technologies, and divergent cultural attitudes prevail. Their children set off on their own diverse paths. Not all of them find happiness. Enjoy a stirring account of what once was the way of life in Montana and what becomes of one family.< Less
Sixty Years Of An Agitator's Life - Volume One By George Jacob Holyoake
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GEORGE JACOB HOLYOAKE'S biography provides the modern reader with a fascinating insight into the realities of British society during the 19th Century. It challenges the views of many establishment... More > historians of how the campaigns for a free press, the right to vote and for women's equality were conducted, and the drastic means the "great and the good", Church and State, utilised in order to defeat them. This is the first of two volumes.< Less
Passionate Campaign By Marina Oliver
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London 1906.Livvy faces several battles. Patients will not accept her as a 'proper' doctor. Politicians will not grant votes to women. And she can never marry Sir James while their beliefs are so... More > different: he thinks letting women vote is wrong, and would never consider allowing a wife to work. Can there be any meeting between their minds?< Less
Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 6: Jane Addams By Teacher Forum
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She raised her voice to try to get voting rights for women, for she believed that if women had their much important role in cleaning up their communities and making their communities better places to... More > live, right to vote must be granted to them. Without their voting rights, women were just puppets controlled by the males of the society. The middle-class American women, who were willing to raise the standard of living and uplift their communities, looked at Jane Addams as their role model. Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 6: Jane Addams Copyright Introduction Childhood and Early Life Later Years and Experiences Ethical Principles Views on Social Illnesses and Prostitution Hull House and Feminine Ideals Jane Addams and Teaching Personal Relationships and Religion Political Activities Views on Pacifism and Prohibition Legacy and Honors< Less
Time of my Life By Jo Masters
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Pianist, dancer, song-writer; Jo Masters was born in 1922. George V was still on the throne and flappers were still charlestoning (google it!) There was no television then, no mobile phones. The... More > "war to end war" was scarcely over and the Great Depression yet to begin. Women over 30 had just got the vote but wouldn't gain voting equality with men for another six years. Enter Jo.< Less
ascend By Siobhan "Sam" Bennett
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In the wake of Hillary Clinton's 2016 historic race for U.S. President and the U.S. ranked 84th in the number of women in elected office, ascend presents the dangerous long-term consequences of U.S.... More > women's political under representation - revealing the causes and cures for their political-office-avoidance-syndrome, delivered in a deeply researched yet readable light-handed Tina-Fey-bumped-into-Ann-Richards-out-the-door manner. Citing ever-growing frustrations with partisan gridlock - U.S. citizens avoid voting at alarmingly high rates. In vital global indicators - the U.S. continues in its race to the bottom. ascend asserts that U.S. women's under representation in elected office - behind Cuba and Afghanistan - is the root cause of these increasingly crippling challenges. Released in 2016's U.S. Presidential race, the first with major party women Presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle, ascend seeks to aspire women on both sides of the aisle to run for office in never-seen-before numbers.< Less
Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville By Mary Somerville
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Mary Fairfax Somerville (26 December 1780 – 29 November... More > 1872) was a Scottish science writer and polymath. She studied mathematics and astronomy, and was nominated to be jointly the first female member of the Royal Astronomical Society at the same time as Caroline Herschel.When John Stuart Mill, the British philosopher and economist, organised a massive petition to Parliament to give women the right to vote, he had Mary put her signature first on the petition.When she died in 1872, Mary Somerville was hailed by The London Post as 'The Queen of Nineteenth-Century Science' She was the daughter of Vice-Admiral Sir William George Fairfax (scion of a distinguished family of Fairfaxes), and was related to several prominent Scottish houses through her mother. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Somerville< Less
Faces in the Street By Pip Wilson
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"She struggled to get women the vote. Her son was Australia's most famous writer. They drove each other crazy." Meticulously researched big Aussie historical novel that takes the lid off... More > the world of Louisa Lawson and Henry Lawson and their circle of radical friends: revolution, poverty, love affairs, madness, drunkenness, sedition, terrorism, passionate hopes, and friendships with some of Australia's most remarkable people. Much historical info here is not in their biographies. "Good stuff – experientially, politically, anecdotally, stylistically, narratively, romantically, alcoholically. What more can one say?" -- Douglas Houston, PhD, co-editor of the Oxford 'Good Fiction Guide'.< Less

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