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The Resource Battling Bella : the protest politics of Bella Abzug, Leandra Ruth Zarnow

Battling Bella : the protest politics of Bella Abzug, Leandra Ruth Zarnow

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Battling Bella : the protest politics of Bella Abzug
Title
Battling Bella
Title remainder
the protest politics of Bella Abzug
Statement of responsibility
Leandra Ruth Zarnow
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Bella Abzug's promotion of women's and gay rights, universal childcare, green energy, and more provoked fierce opposition from Republicans and a split within her own party. The story of this notorious force in the Democrats' "New Politics" insurgency is a biography for our times. Before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elizabeth Warren, or Hillary Clinton, there was New York's Bella Abzug. With a fiery rhetorical style forged in the 1960s antiwar movement, Abzug vigorously promoted gender parity, economic justice, and the need to "bring Congress back to the people." The 1970 congressional election season saw Abzug campaigning on the slogan "This Woman's Place Is in the House--the House of Representatives." Having won her seat, she advanced the feminist agenda from gaining full access for congresswomen to the House swimming pool to cofounding the National Women's Political Caucus to putting the title "Ms." into the political lexicon. Beyond women's rights, she promoted gay, privacy, and human rights, and pushed legislation relating to urban, environmental, and foreign affairs. Her stint in Congress lasted just six years--it ended when she decided to seek the Democrats' 1976 New York senate nomination, a race she lost to Daniel Patrick Moynihan by less than 1 percent. Their primary contest, while gendered, was also an ideological struggle for the heart of the Democratic Party. Abzug's protest politics had helped for a time to shift the center of politics to the left, but her progressive positions also fueled a backlash from conservatives. This deeply researched political biography highlights how, as 1960s radicalism moved protest into electoral politics, Abzug drew fire from establishment politicians across the political spectrum--but also inspired a generation of women.--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zarnow, Leandra Ruth
Dewey number
320.082/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.A2
LC item number
Z37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abzug, Bella S
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Women
  • Civil rights movements
  • United States
Label
Battling Bella : the protest politics of Bella Abzug, Leandra Ruth Zarnow
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Out front -- Political ties that bind -- A new politics -- Office bound -- Campaign for the people -- Not one of the boys -- Year of the woman -- Performing political celebrity -- Government wrongs and privacy rights -- Running for a democratic future -- International women's year at home -- Epilogue: Frankly speaking
Control code
on1090017016
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 441 pages
Isbn
9780674737488
Lccn
2019014313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Battling Bella : the protest politics of Bella Abzug, Leandra Ruth Zarnow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Out front -- Political ties that bind -- A new politics -- Office bound -- Campaign for the people -- Not one of the boys -- Year of the woman -- Performing political celebrity -- Government wrongs and privacy rights -- Running for a democratic future -- International women's year at home -- Epilogue: Frankly speaking
Control code
on1090017016
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 441 pages
Isbn
9780674737488
Lccn
2019014313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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