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Author Rosser-Mims, Dionne.

Title How and why Black women are elected to political office : a narrative analysis of nine cases in the state of Georgia / Dionne Rosser-Mims ; with a foreword by Juanita Johnson-Bailey
Published Lewiston, NY : Edwin Mellen Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 207 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Black women's leadership re-examined -- Research design -- The narratives of nine Black female political leaders --Understanding Black women's political leadership -- Black women's leadership: common features and cultural legacy -- Closing reflections -- Black female members by Congressional term, 1969-2011 -- Firsts for Black women in U.S. politics nationwide, 1891-2010 -- States that experienced the most growth in Black elected officials, 1970-2000 -- Black women in the Georgia House of Representatives, 1966-2011 -- Black women in the Georgia Senate, 1993-2011 -- Black women's firsts in Georgia politics, 1966-2010 -- Leadership development program design
Summary While a small but growing number of empirical studies have been conducted and reported on Black women as leaders, most of which is focused on Black women in the professions, relatively few examine the leadership development experiences of the Black American woman who assumes elected office
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-204) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African American leadership -- Georgia -- Case studies.
African American women legislators -- Georgia.
African American women political activists -- Georgia.
African American women politicians -- Georgia.
African American women -- Political activity -- Georgia -- Case studies.
Political campaigns -- Georgia -- Case studies.
Political leadership -- Georgia -- Case studies.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 077341116X (electronic bk.)
9780773411166 (electronic bk.)