The Politics of Women's Rights: Parties, Positions, and Change

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Index
abolition, 25, 159
abortion, 21, 38, 43, 59–60, 165, 173, 237; Democratic party platform and, 36, 37, 39, 43, 46, 47, 53, 59, 63–64; and the ERA, 40; parties' relative positions on, 18, 75, 227; Republican party platform and, 38, 41–42, 43, 44, 47, 53, 56–57, 59, 64; roll call voting on, 75, 102–103; and social conservatism, 170, 193; and women's rights debate, 125, 126, 147–50, 157–59, 175. See also Roe v. Wade (1973)
Abzug, Bella, 39, 49, 156, 166, 221; and the National Advisory Committee on Women, 43, 45, 57; and the NWPC, 35
acceptance speeches, presidential nomination, 39, 43, 47, 54, 59, 63, 65
activists, party, 110
Adams, Abigail, 24
affirmative action, 37; Johnson executive order regarding, 34, 157, 160; party platforms and, 31, 47, 54; and women's rights debate, 126, 146, 148, 150, 165
AFL-CIO, 154–155
agenda, political, 117; change in, 116, 122; women's rights, 12, 77–78, 126–27, 144–49, 155, 157, 165–66, 176, 197, 228
agenda-setting, 117–19
American Association of University Women (AAUW), 153, 162–63, 165
American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA), 25
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 35
Anthony, Susan B., 25
antifeminism, 41, 125, 144, 158, 227; effect on women's rights debate, 40, 168–71, 175–76; and social conservatism, 136, 193
anti-women's rights: definition of, 69–70, 79, 81. See also bills; cosponsorship, bill; platforms, party
armed services: party platforms and; 47, 65; and women's rights debate, 147–50
Asher, Herbert B., 116
Atwater, Lee, 61
Baumgartner, Frank R., 118, 239
Bensten, Lloyd, 190
Bill of Rights, NOW, 34–35, 165
bills: anti-women's rights, 82–83; coding of, 78–81, 145–47; pro-women's rights, 80, 82–83; and women's rights agenda change, 145–50; See also cosponsorship, bill; introduction, bill
Brown, Murphy, 62, 65
Brown, Ron, 63
Buchanan, Angela, 58
Buchanan, Patrick, 58, 64–66
Burke, Edmund, 17
Burke, Yvonne Braithwaite, 36
Burnham, Walter Dean, 112
Burns, John W., 116
Bush, Barbara, 45, 65
Bush, George, 45, 60–61, 190, 237; and abortion, 61; and Republican party convention of 1988, 56, 58–59; and Republican party convention of 1992, 64, 65
business interests, 12, 126, 144, 226; Republican party and, 123, 175, 178, 183
businesswomen, see women
campaign finance, 46, 110
Carmines, Edward G., 114–15, 115–16, 161
Carroll, Susan J., 19
Carter, Jimmy, 174, 189, 190; and Democratic party convention of 1980, 42, 45, 46, 47; and the ERA, 5, 43
Carter, Rosalynn, 43
Casey, Robert P., 63
Catholics, 40, 170
Celler, Emanuel, 5, 30, 156
Chambers, Marjorie Bell, 57
child care, 38, 64, 66; Democratic party platform and, 29, 30, 32, 34, 39, 42, 47, 53, 59, 65; Republican party platform and, 38, 39, 42, 47, 53, 57, 59; and

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Tables xi
  • Acronyms xiii
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Chapter One - Women's Rights and the American Parties 3
  • Chapter Two - Of Presidents and Platforms 23
  • Chapter Three - Women's Rights in the House and Senate 73
  • Chapter Four - Explaining Party Issue Realignment 108
  • Chapter Five - Equilibrium Disruption and Issue Redefinition 134
  • Chapter Six - Shifting Coalitions and Changing Elites 181
  • Chapter Seven - The Politics of Women's Rights 226
  • Appendix 239
  • References 243
  • Index 259
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