By the next Femme Friday, America will have a new president. Hopefully. There is the possibility of shenanigans that would prevent the naming of a new president (like back in 2000 when the election went really bananas), but we will hopefully know who by then who will be the next person to sit in the Oval Office.
Now, I’m not one to try to persuade people either way, but I thought it would be the perfect time to share some books on women and politics in America.
Women in the US have been active in improving our circumstances in the US since it’s inception. The above books talk about some of the movers and shakers in American politics from the Revolution to the second wave of feminism. Some of the books about the more recent rise of women in the political and feminist arenas have had more of a global emphasis than in the US specifically.
Some books on women and American politics that I still hope to read:
I really do need to get in and read some more about the suffrage movement, especially as we get closer to the centennial. This set is among those that I do plan to read by then, especially if we end up with HRC as president. It would be interesting to have a sitting female president during the centennial of the women’s right to vote in the US.
I’m terrified to see who the next week in politics goes, but I am looking forward to it all being over.