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Silk Stockings & Ballot Boxes: Women and Politics in New Orleans, 1920-1963 Hardcover – February, 1996

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<p>Engaging, detailed, and thoroughly researched through oral interviews as well as documents, this book fills a yawning gap in Louisiana's history. . . . <i>Silk Stockings and Ballot Boxes</i> shows that women were indeed politically active between the ratification of the nineteenth amendment and the rebirth of feminism in the 1960s. This is an excellent book, and no scholar of Louisiana history should be without it.</p> (Louisiana History)

<p>This well-written monograph shows meticulous research. It integrates themes of race, class, and gender and infuses into a local study relevant regional and national literature while identifying the unique local context. It will serve well as a model for future studies documenting connections between the first and second women's movements and explaining the complex ways in which women exercise political influence.</p> (Journal of Southern History)

<p>[A] richly nuanced analysis of the transition from indirect to direct political participation by the post-suffrage generation. . . . This is an example of the best of the new political history.</p> (American Historical Review)

<p>Tyler's narrative of women and politics in New Orleans is enlightening as we examine women's changing roles in society.</p> (Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science)

<p>A vivid, well-written narrative on a facet of New Orleans politics never before discussed in such detail, this book is a welcome addition to urban studies on women.</p> (Choice)

<p>A first class history lesson for the general reader, as well as a major contribution to Louisiana scholarship.</p> (New OrleansTImes-Picayune) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Pamela Tyler is an associate professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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