Multcolib Research Picks: A woman's place is in the (white) house
Annotation:In the interest of equal time, MCL doesn't own Bachmann's memoir: Core of Conviction: My Story (2011), but we can get it for you using Interlibrary Loan.
Annotation:Not a campaign memoir, LaDuke provides an overview of efforts by Native Americans to regain their patrimony and the conditions needed for the revival or continuation of traditional spiritual practices.
Annotation:According to the index of Nader's memoir of the 2000 campaign, there are 10 pages where his running mate Winona LaDuke is mentioned.
Annotation:The first woman nominated for vice president by the Republican Party recounts her political experiences, her rapid rise on the national stage during the 2008 campaign, and the personal challenges she's faced.
Annotation:On April 4, 2004, Cindy Sheehan learned that Casey, the eldest of her four children, had been killed in Iraq. As she struggled with grief, she came to an epiphany: 'I will spend my life trying to make Casey's sacrifice count for peace and love, not killing and hate.'
Annotation: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.
Annotation:A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and her sister Tennie Claflin, whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world.
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Thirty years ago, Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to run for vice president for a major political party. She made headlines, but she stands among a surprising number of women who have run for the United States highest offices. Yes, they’ve run for the Surprise Party, for the Socialist Equality Party, for the People’s Party; but that was only because they were rarely recognized by the parties that count. All this may change in the very near future. Isn’t it about time that women were running the country? Read about a few women who have tried. (Lee C.)