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Author Mattingly, Doreen J., 1962- author.

Title A feminist in the White House : Midge Costanza, the Carter years, and America's culture wars / Doreen Mattingly
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Making It in a Man's World -- Vice Mayor of Rochester -- Sex, Power and the Campaign to Elect Jimmy Carter -- Window to the Nation : Midge Costanza Opens Up the White House -- Abortion, Controversy, and the Limits of Loyalty -- International Women's Year and the Battle to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment -- "It Isn't Enough" : Fighting for Feminist Policy -- The Decline and Fall of Midge Costanza -- It Never Rains in California
Summary Midge Costanza was one of the unlikeliest of White House insiders. But for a time during the seventies, this ""loud-mouthed, pushy little broad"" with no college education was a prominent focal point of the American culture wars. In this book, Doreen Mattingly draws on Costanza's life to tell a wider, but heretofore neglected, story of the hopeful yet fraught era of gender politics in late 70s Washington - a history that is not just important to US women's and presidential history but which continues to resonate in politics today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Costanza, Midge, 1932-2010.
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- -- Friends and associates
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Costanza, Midge, 1932-2010
Political consultants -- United States -- Biography
Feminists -- United States -- Biography
Sex role -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Women -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Culture conflict -- United States -- History -- 20th century
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Culture conflict
Political consultants
Politics and government
Sex role -- Political aspects
Social conditions
Women -- Political activity
United States -- Politics and government -- 1977-1981.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980.
United States
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190468613