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The Resource The Women's Joint Congressional Committee and the politics of maternalism, 1920-30, Jan Doolittle Wilson, (electronic resource)

The Women's Joint Congressional Committee and the politics of maternalism, 1920-30, Jan Doolittle Wilson, (electronic resource)

Label
The Women's Joint Congressional Committee and the politics of maternalism, 1920-30
Title
The Women's Joint Congressional Committee and the politics of maternalism, 1920-30
Statement of responsibility
Jan Doolittle Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first comprehensive history of the Womens Joint_x000B_Congressional Committee (WJCC), a large umbrella organization_x000B_founded by former suffrage leaders in 1920 in order to coordinate organized womens reform. Encompassing nearly every major national womens organization of its time, the WJCC evolved into a powerful lobbying force for the legislative agendas of twelve million women, and was recognized by critics and supporters alike as the most powerful lobby in Washington.? _x000B__x000B_Through a close examination of the WJCCs most consequential and contentious campaigns, Jan Doolittle Wilson demonstrates organized womens strategies and initial success in generating congressional and grassroots support for their far-reaching, progressive reforms. By using the WJCC as a lens through which to analyze womens political culture during the 1920s, the book also sheds new light on the initially successful ways women lobbied for social legislation, the inherent limitations of that process for pursuing classbased reforms, and the enormous difficulties faced by women trying to expand public responsibility for social welfare in the years following the Nineteenth Amendments passage._x000B_
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Jan Doolittle
Dewey number
331.3/1097309042
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Women in American History
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  • Women's Joint Congressional Committee
  • Women
  • Women social reformers
  • Women
  • Pressure groups
  • Social legislation
  • Maternal and infant welfare
  • Child labor
Label
The Women's Joint Congressional Committee and the politics of maternalism, 1920-30, Jan Doolittle Wilson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-237) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- The emergence of the WJCC -- The lobby for the Sheppard-Towner Bill, 1921 -- Opposition to the state campaign for Sheppard-Towner, 1921-23 -- The crusade for the child labor amendment, 1922-24 -- Allies and opponents during the battle for ratification, 1924 -- Defeat of the child labor amendment, 1924-26 -- The struggle to save the Sheppard-Towner Act, 1926-30 -- The impact of right-wing attacks on the WJCC and its social reform agenda, 1924-30 -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn811409167
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 245 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252092916
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811409167
Label
The Women's Joint Congressional Committee and the politics of maternalism, 1920-30, Jan Doolittle Wilson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-237) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- The emergence of the WJCC -- The lobby for the Sheppard-Towner Bill, 1921 -- Opposition to the state campaign for Sheppard-Towner, 1921-23 -- The crusade for the child labor amendment, 1922-24 -- Allies and opponents during the battle for ratification, 1924 -- Defeat of the child labor amendment, 1924-26 -- The struggle to save the Sheppard-Towner Act, 1926-30 -- The impact of right-wing attacks on the WJCC and its social reform agenda, 1924-30 -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn811409167
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 245 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252092916
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811409167

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