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The Resource Elly Peterson : "mother" of the moderates, Sara Fitzgerald

Elly Peterson : "mother" of the moderates, Sara Fitzgerald

Label
Elly Peterson : "mother" of the moderates
Title
Elly Peterson
Title remainder
"mother" of the moderates
Statement of responsibility
Sara Fitzgerald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A magisterially written, well-researched, informative, and entertaining biography of a woman who helped throw open the doors to broader participation and power for women in the Republican Party and American politics."--Dave Dempsey, author of William G. Milliken : Michigan's Passionate Moderate. Elly Peterson was one of the highest ranking women in the Republican Party. In 1964 she ran for a Michigan seat in the U.S. Senate and became the first woman to serve as chair of the Michigan Republican Party. During the 1970s she grew disenchanted with the increasing conservatism of her party, united with other feminists to push for the Equal Rights Amendment and reproductive choice, battled Phyllis Schlafly to wrest control from her of the National Federation of Republican Women, and became an independent. Elly Peterson's story is a missing chapter in the political history of Michigan, as well as the United States. This new biography, written by Sara Fitzgerald (a Michigan native and former Washington Post editor), finally gives full credit to one of the first female political leaders in this country. When Peterson retired in 1970 as assistant chairman of the Republican National Committee, David Broder of the Post wrote that her abilities would have earned her the national chairmanship were it not for the unwritten sex barrier that both parties have erected around that job."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fitzgerald, Sara
Dewey number
  • 324.2092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • F570.25.P47
  • F570.25.P47
LC item number
  • F47 2011
  • F47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peterson, Elly Maude
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Women politicians
  • Politicians
  • Women's rights
  • Conservatism
  • Michigan
  • United States
Label
Elly Peterson : "mother" of the moderates, Sara Fitzgerald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn687680974
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 318 p., [10] p. of plates
Isbn
9780472117871
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011003380
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)687680974
Label
Elly Peterson : "mother" of the moderates, Sara Fitzgerald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn687680974
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 318 p., [10] p. of plates
Isbn
9780472117871
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011003380
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)687680974

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