In We Will Be Heard, noted political scientist Jo Freeman chronicles the struggles of women in the United States for political power. Fifteen case studies of women's struggles for political influence provide the historical context for today's political events. Starting with a general overview, the three sections of the book look at different ways in which women have broken barriers, practiced politics, and promoted public policy.
Jo Freeman is author of A Room at a Time: How Women Entered Party Politics, The Politics of Women's Liberation, and At Berkeley in the Sixties. She is the coeditor of Waves of Protest and editor of Social Movements of the Sixties and Seventies and five editions of Women: A Feminist Perspective. For more information see www.jofreeman.com.
Prologue: The Search for Political Woman Part I: Practicing Politics Chapter 1: The Iowa Origins of Organized Republican Women Chapter 2: "One Man, One Vote; One Woman, One Throat": Women in New York City Politics, 1890-1910 Chapter 3: The Rise of Political Woman in the Election of 1912 Chapter 4: All the Way for the ERA: Winning and Losing in Virginia Part II: Breaking Barriers Chapter 5: The Women Who Ran for President Chapter 6: Ruth Bryan Owen: Florida's First Congresswoman Chapter 7: Marion Martin of Maine: A Mother of Republican Women Chapter 8: Gender Gaps in Presidential Elections Chapter 9: Feminism and Antifeminism in the Republican and Democratic Parties Chapter 10: Gender Representation in the Democratic and Republican Parties Part III: Promoting Policy Chapter 11: "Equality" vs. "Protection": Setting the Agenda after Suffrage Chapter 12: How "Sex" Got into Title VII: Persistent Opportunism as a Maker of Public Policy Chapter 13: Congressional Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment Chapter 14: Comparable Worth Epilogue: The Long Road to Madame Speaker