No Place for A Woman

A Life of Senator Margaret Chase Smith
Sherman, Janann (Book - 2000 )
No Place for A Woman

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"Margaret Chase Smith served thirty-three years in the U.S. Congress (1940 to 1973). Her congressional tenure spanned the administrations of six presidents and three major wars, and marked significant changes in the roles of women in all aspects of American life. For most of her twenty-four years as a senator Smith served as the only woman. She was the first woman to seek the nomination of a major political party for the presidency of the United States." "By the time she left office, Senator Smith was the most powerful woman in American politics. From her positions on the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the Aeronautical and Space Sciences Committee, she exercised considerable influence over a broad range of military, foreign, and domestic policies. Yet, Smith did not view herself as a feminist; in fact, she disparaged feminism. For her, success required a special combination of hard work, masked ambition, and proper womanly behavior." "No Place for a Woman is the first biography to analyze Smith's life and times by using politics and gender as the lens through which we can understand her impact on American politics and American women."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Authors: Sherman, Janann
Title: No place for a woman
a life of Senator Margaret Chase Smith
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2000
Characteristics: ix, 298 p., [6] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Janann Sherman
Contents: Introduction: double vision
A sense of place
Political education
Mrs. Clyde Smith
On her own
Naval affairs
No place for a woman
Joan of Arc
A declaration of conscience
Smith versus Jones
Amazon warmonger
Dream ticket
Leave it to the girls
The grand old lady
Senator emeritus
ISBN: 0813527228
Branch Call Number: B-S655s 2000
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-287) and index
Subject Headings: Legislators United States Biography Women legislators United States Biography United States. Congress. Senate Biography Smith, Margaret Chase, 1897-1995
Topical Term: Legislators
Women legislators
LCCN: 99012901
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For most of her 24 years as a senator, Smith was the only woman in the chamber. By the time she left office she had exercised influence over a range of military, foreign and domestic policies.

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