Legislators and politicians: Iowa's women lawmakers

dc.contributor.advisor John Dobson
dc.contributor.author O'Dea Schenken, Suzanne
dc.contributor.department History
dc.date 2018-08-23T17:06:03.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T07:02:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T07:02:28Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 1992
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.description.abstract <p>Seventy-seven women have served in the Iowa General Assembly since the election of the first woman in 1928. Iowa's women legislators represent a broad range of political beliefs, wealth, education, and personal backgrounds. The diversity among them extends to their political styles and the issues they supported and opposed.;Before their candidacies these lawmakers generally lived traditional women's lives and participated in their communities' activities and organizations. They often became candidates to fill their parties' tickets but some ran because they believed that they had specific contributions to make to the formulation of state policy.;Through the issues they raised, the bills they sponsored, and the ways that they voted, Iowa women legislators have influenced almost every aspect of state policy. Their contributions to state policies rest primarily in the perspectives that they added to it. They added new dimensions to the debates and expanded the issues considered as policies were formulated.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/rtd/10152/
dc.identifier.articleid 11151
dc.identifier.contextkey 6385203
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9562
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath rtd/10152
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/63267
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines American Politics
dc.subject.disciplines Legal
dc.subject.disciplines Politics and Social Change
dc.subject.disciplines United States History
dc.subject.disciplines Women's History
dc.subject.disciplines Women's Studies
dc.subject.keywords History
dc.subject.keywords Agricultural history and rural studies
dc.subject.keywords United States History
dc.subject.keywords Women's Studies
dc.subject.keywords Modern History
dc.title Legislators and politicians: Iowa's women lawmakers
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
dspace.entity.type Publication
relation.isOrgUnitOfPublication 73ac537e-725d-4e5f-aa0c-c622bf34c417
thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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